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Residential property and the difficult tenant, what can you do?

| Sep 10, 2015 | Residential Real Estate |

Across the state of Florida, it is pretty easy to find residential real estate rentals. Owning such property can be a great way to supplement income or even provide for retirement years. While there are a lot of good things that can be said for leasing out residential property, doing so is not without its downsides. One such negative that numerous landlords have had the unfortunate experiences of dealing with is difficult tenants.

Landlords do their best to do background and credit checks before allowing just anyone to rent their properties. Obviously, the goal is to get a good tenant who will keep the property nice and pay rent on time. Unfortunately, potential tenants can look really good on paper but, in reality, can turn out to be a nightmare for the property owner. Once the contract is signed, though, what can a landlord do to deal with a bad tenant?

There are actually quite a few things landlords can do to protect themselves and their properties. The first thing would be seeking assistance when drafting lease agreements. Having an attorney draw up such contracts can help ensure your best interests as a property owner are being protected. After that, further help is available when dealing with a tenant who ultimately damages the rental, fails to pay rent or even refuses to leave the property. To learn more about how an attorney can help with such issues, please visit our firm’s webpage regarding residential landlord law.

Leasing residential property really can be a good thing. Those who own property in Florida and choose to take on the challenge of being landlords can take certain steps to protect themselves and their investments. An experienced real estate litigation attorney can help ensure all necessary actions are taken to do just that, and can provide further assistance if tenant problems or other issues arise.

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