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.
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Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: 305 | 669 | 5280


As a landlord, are you aware that under Florida Statutes Chapter 83.49,  you are required to provide your tenant with a written notice, within 30 days of entering the lease, advising where the deposit is held, the banking institution and the name of the account?  Are you aware that if this is not done, then you are required to return the security deposit to the Tenant and can not keep it to satisfy any damages caused by the Tenant?

This is a harsh law that protects tenants to make sure the funds that are advanced by the tenant, are held secure and are not commingled with other funds of the Landlord. And the courts are strict about this.

Next time you are about to enter into a landlord tenant residential lease, it is best to contact an attorney to assist with contract review and preparation if required, and to guide and counsel you so you are protected every step of the way.

We are a full service real estate law firm handling all aspects of contract and landlord tenant law.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant law
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Negotiations

Contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA today at (305) 669-5280 to schedule your legal consultation.

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) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines  has been handling all types of real estate problems for 17 years. If you have an issue with a contract, title insurance, tax deeds, quiet title or any real estate issue, contact our probate and real estate attorney!

 Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly:


Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

TEL. 305 669 5280




A real estate contract is a legally binding document between two parties that binds the parties into certain terms and obligations.  Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease residential or commercial property, you should always seek the services of an experienced real estate lawyer in Miami Dade County, to draft or negotiate a contract that addresses your particular needs.

Despite how important it is to have an attorney review your documents PRIOR to signing, many parties reach out to attorneys after they have already signed the real estate contract.  Buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords, whether residential or commercial, fail to contact a real estate attorney in Miami Dade County until the contract is already signed. Now, instead of giving advice as to how best protect the buyer, seller, tenant or landlord, we are usually being asked how can we now get them out of the problem.

At this point, a negotiation or litigation may become necessary in order to protect the buyers, sellers, landlord or tenants rights.  This is often a result of poor planning or the misconception that attorneys charge too much and therefore not feasible.  This is false.

On the contrary. It is less expensive to hire an attorney to draft a Residential Contract for Sale or Purchase or Residential Lease and represent you in the process, then it costs to hire one to then file or defend a litigation against you for nonperformance under the terms of the Real Estate Contract or Lease.


By allowing an attorney to assist you to draft the contract, instead of just believing that all real estate contract and terms are standard in Florida, we can protect you every step of the way.  The best way to negotiate a contract is by hiring an experienced real estate lawyer in  Miami before entering into the transaction.  Even if you already hired a real estate attorney here is the basics to always consider when entering into a real estate contract:

  • Are the proper parties listed in the contract, with correct names
  • Are all the terms we spoke of addressed in the real estate contract or lease.  In Florida, only what is written, not the verbal or oral terms, will control the parties understanding.
  • Is the deal being financed?  If so, are the terms of the financing clear?
  • Who is going to hold the deposit?  Is the escrow agent a real estate lawyer who will not commingle the funds?
  • Is there a period of due diligence or inspections? Will you have enough time to hire a professional and obtain the report?

Always consult with a real estate attorney prior to entering into any real estate deal for purchase or landlord tenant residential lease.  A real estate attorney will analyze all options and bring our experience with prior issues we have encountered, to the table to protect you.

If you or anyone you k now is in need of legal assistance in a real estate contract or lease agreement in Miami Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe County, contact the Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines today.

Attorney Salcines is:

  • A lawyer
  • An accountant
  • A realtor
  • A title agent

All these title in the real estate arena, for 17 years, allow us to put our experience to work for you.

Call us today for a free consultation. at  305.669.5280 and see how we can help you.

About the Author:

Jacqueline A. Salcines, Esq is the Owner and Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Jacqueline A. Salcines, P.A. Real Estate and Business Law Group. With over 17 years experience including holding a dual degree in Accounting, her broad knowledge of DEBT SETTLEMENT serves to aggressively protect and defend our firm’s clients.

Call us today to set up a  free consultation to discuss your specific needs. We are here for you!

Main office 305 | 669 | 5280. Or email the attorney directly:


Jacqueline A. Salcines

Jacqueline A. Salcines

TEL. 305 669 5280