Florida Statutes provide the landlord with the right to inspect the property for any emergency reason whether its a leak, a fire, or anything that could place the property or the tenant in peril. Many residential and commercial leases to rent include language that sets out how and why the Landlord can enter the property, for either (i) inspection (ii) repairs (iii) emergency and if they feel you have abandoned the property, to protect their property from harm. If the Lease is silent, then Florida Statutes steps in and provides the protection for the Landlord.

Many tenants, however, do not want the landlord coming into their property to inspect or repair, and prohibit the Landlord from entering or accessing the property. This is strictly prohibited and could place the tenant in breach of contract.

The landlord must provide notice if coming to inspect. Typically it is 24 hours notice. However, the lease may provide for a different time frame. The landlord can also go in with their agents or workers in order to access the property for repairs or maintenance.

However, they dont have the right to harrass you or go in repeatedly just to annoy the tenant. There must be a valid reason.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA, our real estate lawyers in Miami have over 31 years experience representing Landlords and Tenants in their tenancy needs. We are very knowledgeable in the law of commercial and residential evictions, and our real estate attorneys will do whatever is necessary to protect and defend your rights.

At the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA our real estate lawyers serve tenants and lawyers alike, from all over the globe with their landlord and tenant problems. Whether you are a landlord trying to gain access or a tenant being harrassed by your landlord and unfamiliar with your rights, we are here to help you.

We handle the following real estate transactions for our clients:

  • Landlord Residential Contracts
  • Tenant Contracts
  • Landlord Tenant settlements and disputes
  • Evictions
  • Demand Letters
  • Three Day Notices
  • Termination of Tenancy letters
  • Section 8 tenancy
  • Security deposit returns
  • Landlord Tenant evictions
  • Breach of Contract letters
  • Real estate litigation

Don’t go it alone. Hire the services of an experienced real estate lawyer. The first consultation is always free of charge.


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Jacqueline A. Salcines, Esq.
706 S. Dixie Highway
Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: 305 | 669 | 5280