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‘New Tenant Law for Active Duty Service Members’

  • Tue Jun 28 2016, 1:56 pm
By James D. York, PA

June 24, 2016

‘New Tenant Law for Active Duty Service Members’

By James D. York, P.A.

Newly-passed Florida Statute 83.683, which will go into effect on July 1st, specifies that landlords must provide a decision on any rental application submitted by an active service member within seven days of the submission. This includes members of the U.S. Armed Forces currently on active duty or state active duty, the Florida National Guard, and the United States Reserve Forces. Approval or denial must be given in writing, and if the application is being denied, the landlord must also include the reason for the denial.

Any landlord who fails to communicate the decision within the seven-day timeframe will be required by law to rent the property to the service member, as long as they have complied with any other conditions of the lease and application process.

Property owners and managers need to be aware of this new law, and make sure they have accurate information on each prospective tenant’s service status at the time of application. The law applies to condominium associations, homeowners associations, and other cooperative groups that lease property, as well as apartments. Bill provisions may not be waived or modified, even with the agreement of both parties.

If you have any questions, about this new legislation or any other real estate concerns, just give us a call!

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