If the landlord loses the lawsuit in court, the landlord may be responsible for any expenses incurred by the tenant and attorney’s fees. If the lessee loses in court, the lessee may have to bear the landlord’s costs and attorney’s fees.
It is also the responsibility of the tenant that failure to comply may result in eviction. The lessee must pay the agreed rent on time. The tenant must comply with building, housing and health regulations. The lessee must maintain the house and shall not damage it except for normal wear and tear, keep the house clean and maintain the pipes. The lessee shall not violate the law or disturb the public order, nor allow the guests to violate the law or disturb the public order.
When trying to evict the tenant, the landlord will try to prove that the tenant has violated the tenant’s responsibility. However, the landlord shall not attempt to evict the tenant in retaliation for legitimate complaints about housing conditions made to the relevant authorities. Eviction can only be carried out after the landlord first gives notice of the problem to the tenant and then receives a court order. Without the order of the court, the landlord has no right to interfere with the tenant. For example, a landlord cannot lock a tenant out or cut off the tenant’s utilities. A landlord engaged in such prohibited acts may be liable to the lessee for three months’ rent or actual loss, whichever is higher. The landlord must obtain an eviction order from the court before interfering with the tenant’s stay.
If a tenant receives a document requesting eviction, the tenant should seek legal assistance immediately. The lessee may have legal defenses. For example, if the tenant does not violate the tenant’s responsibility, the landlord cannot attempt to retaliate by evicting the tenant. In order to contest the expulsion proceedings, the lessee is usually required to pay the overdue rent (if any) and the rent due during the proceedings to the registry of the court. If the lessee disagrees with the amount of rent payable, it may request the court to determine the correct amount, but the lessee must explain the reason for the wrong amount. During the eviction process, tenants had little time to react, so it was important to act quickly.
The landlord can never remove the tenant’s property or lock the tenant out. Only the sheriff’s office can do so, after a court order and a writ of possession.
If you rent a house, apartment, apartment or mobile home to another person, you need to sign a legal contract called a lease agreement. This lease agreement does not need to be in writing. If the lease agreement is in writing, it is a lease. This agreement has certain basic conditions stipulated by law, which you should know before signing this agreement. As a landlord, you have certain rights and obligations. Even in the absence of a written lease, the law gives the parties obligations and rights.
If you require a potential tenant to complete a lease application and the applicant is a member of the armed forces in active service or state service, or a member of the Florida National Guard and the U.S. reserve, you must notify the applicant within seven days of filing that the application is approved or rejected.