SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE LAWYERS
LANDLORD TENANT LAW
Having a Mold “escape clause” in your lease is the ultimate parachute or protection for any landlord in Florida. This clause, which is present in many leases, allows landlords to escape liability for any mold that grows in the property after the tenant takes possession. Having this could mean the Landlord in a Florida landlord tenant lease could escape being responsible for thousands of dollars in property damages.
However, for the tenant, this mold clause is not very favorable. If you suspect you have mold in your property and have contacted the landlord in an effort to remediate the mold and your request has fallen on deaf ears, there is recourse. As a tenant, you have options.
Florida landlord tenant law is governed by Florida Statutes Chapter 83. Chapter 83 makes the landlord responsible for providing habitable conditions in a property rented. This means air, water and conditions that do not cause health concerns. This means mold!
Many residential landlord tenant leases also require notice to the landlord and opportunity to correct the issue, which could mean calling a mold remediation company to assess the existence of mold, type of mold and remove it. Mold also causes severe property damages when spores attach to sofas, and clothing, aggravating the situation and out of pocket damages even more.
If you suspect you have mold in your real estate property, call an attorney right away. Often if handled from the beginning, there are no delays and the issue can be resolved immediately. We can review your lease at no cost to you and advise what is the best course of action.
The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 564-9255 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines has been handling all types of real estate matters for over 17 years. If you have an issue with a residential lease, commercial lease, landlord tenant law, real estate contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!
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