Florida Residential Lease Agreement Template – PDF – Word
The Florida residential lease agreement is the most common rental contract, allowing landlords and tenants to enter into an arrangement in regard to any type of residential property, such as apartments, condominiums, homes, mobile homes, and any other type of livable property. The most popular term is one (1) year but the lease can be for any time period as negotiated by the lessor and lessee. Before the landlord accepts the potential tenant, it is a good idea to check the applicant’s credit and rental history through an application to verify his or her credentials. Once approved, all deposits should be accepted and a lease agreement should be signed by all the parties involved.
Types of Leases
- Association of Realtors Standard Residential Lease Agreement – Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx)
- Association of Realtors Apartment/Condominium Lease Agreement – Adobe PDF
- Association of Realtors Single-Family Home Lease Agreement – Adobe PDF
- Standard Residential Lease Agreement (Version 1 ) – Adobe PDF
- Standard Residential Lease Agreement (Version 2) – Adobe PDF
- Standard Residential Lease Agreement (Version 3) – Adobe PDF
Security Deposit Laws
Maximum Amount ($) – No limit on security deposit amount in State law (§ 83.49).
Returning – Landlord must return the security deposit to the tenant within fifteen (15) days after the tenant has vacated the premises. If deductions were made due to damages, the landlord must notify the tenant within thirty (30) days (§ 83.49 (3a)).
Identification – Tenant must be provided with a written disclosure detailing the name and address of the landlord or the person authorized to receive notices on the landlord’s behalf (§ 83.50(2)).
Radon – The following disclosure must be provided to any new tenant (in accordance with § 404.056(5)):
“RADON GAS: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from your county health department.”
Security Deposit – Landlord must provide a security deposit disclosure (specific language contained within below statutes) to any new tenant in the lease agreement or within thirty (30) days after receipt of a security deposit (§ 83.49).
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Must be disclosed if the property was constructed prior to January 1, 1978.
Rent Grace Period
No mention of grade period or late fees in State statutes, each lease agreement will contain different terms and conditions.