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When you rent an apartment or a house, most of the time we do it with great enthusiasm and begin to imagine our new home with furniture, curtains and plants, without thinking about possible problems. But sometimes things do not roll as well as we wanted and setbacks arise. Among these surprises, undesirables, can be found an indiscriminate rise in rent, lack of arrangement of air conditioners, appliances, leaky plumbing or electrical problems that are not served.

Here in Florida there are laws very clear that you must know to rent an apartment or house. Of course the first thing you need is a lease. As much as you know the owner is always better to have things in black and white.

If the contract is in English, and you are too lazy to read it, ask someone you trust and real estate experience you review it carefully, even a lawyer. Remember that once signed, you agree to what the contract and if ye abide not that you can suffer serious damage, so I advise is worth before.

In Florida there is a law protecting tenants and property owners where the relationship between the two stipulated. The Law Residential Landlord and Tenant Florida will explain the rights of landlord and tenant alike. The most common problems are increasing income without notice and lack of maintenance of the property. Another common complaint is that the owner does not want to return the security deposit, claiming that there was property damage.

One of the most desirable and extremely easy now with cell phones, measures is to take pictures to prove any damage there and the state of the property when rented. If you see any damage either on the carpet, furniture, floor or walls, take a picture and then you do not get what you claim. As for the increase in rent, see if there are keywords like "rent Might increase" (income can be increased) in the contract without specifying how much and in that space of time.

Among Hispanics there an aversion to claim our rights as some are undocumented or are in the process of obtaining and think it would be counterproductive to create a scandal or file a complaint.

What is important is not to sign contracts without knowing what is stipulated in them. There are also often make mistakes, such as not paying rent if the apartment or house is not maintained according to what we expect. This is a very common fault and does not lead to anything good, because in fact we would be breaking the agreement.

What is advised if the landlord is not fulfilling its obligations, it is to send written notifications dated via Internet and certified for the record delivery. It is important that you keep a copy or a receipt of the shipment. If the owner "deaf ears" you can send a written notice seven days before the rent is due, indicating that the rent will be deposited in the cut is made.

If you do not react to the date must pay the rent, then it is best to address the court and deposit there the amount of rent explaining that there is a dispute with the tenant. When you make a formal complaint in civil court you have to show that you acted in "good faith" trying to resolve things in a "friendly" but has not left you to resort to other legal way.

This you can do by showing the correspondence in which you explained the problem and have asked the same resolution.

The Florida statutes are very clear and you can find in www.floridapirg.org/home. If you rent a property for less than one year, the agreement may be oral, if you do it for more than one year must be in writing. Florida law requires that both parties act in good faith.