Tag Archives: Landlord/Tenant Law (commercial)

Does a Commercial Landlord Have a Duty to Mitigate Damages After a Tenant Breaches the Lease Agreement?

Generally, a commercial landlord does not have a duty to mitigate or reduce its damages after a tenant breaches the commercial lease agreement.  See Coast Fed. Savs. & Loan Ass’n v. DeLoach, 362 So. 2d 982, 984 (Fla. 2d DCA … Read Full Post

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How to Turn Up the Heat on Freeloading Tenants Through Aggressive Litigation

In a Landlord-Tenant relationship, there is always the possibility of bad blood emerging between the owner/lessor of the real estate and the tenant/lessee who leases that real estate. One of the most common causes for such bad blood results from disagreements surrounding the payment, or lack thereof, of rent. Landlords should be aware that once a landlord files a complaint against a tenant, a tenant must pay money and attention. The purpose of this blog post is to provide an overview of the “pay-to-play” system of eviction litigation in Florida, practical steps, and analysis for landlords to efficiently evict a defaulting tenant, while at the same time maximizing their potential to recover rent owed under the lease. This blog will explore § 83.232, Florida Statutes, as well as its significantly similar residential counterpart, § 83.60(2), Florida Statutes. Read Full Post

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