Federal law requires all state lease and rental agreements to have the following information:
- landlord and tenant identifying information,
- pet allowances and prohibitions,
- the address of the premises,
- specific health and hazard disclosures,
- how much rent and security deposit is due to the landlord
Additionally, your lease agreement will need to meet the specific leasing requirements in Florida.
Other Florida Real Estate documents you might be interested in are:
- Sublease Agreement – Used by a tenant to rent out all or part of their rented property to a new tenant.
- Eviction Notice – Used by a landlord to start the eviction process with a current tenant.
1. Florida Residential Lease Agreement Sample PDF
The sample lease agreement below describes a contract between “Landlord” Anna Kyle and “Tenant” Nicole Chang. She agrees to rent a condominium in Orlando for $800 per month for a fixed term. The tenant agrees to pay for all utilities and services for the premises.
This is a good example of what provisions a simple lease agreement might contain, and how one should look in its final form.
2. Florida Landlord and Tenant Laws
Florida imposes additional requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a lease agreement. For example, Florida Statutes require leases and rental agreements to include the following:
- There is no limit as to the amount of security deposit a landlord can require from a tenant. (No statute)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- A landlord must give the tenant at least twelve (12) hour notice before entering the premises. (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 83.53(2))
Additionally, Florida law requires:
- A landlord must provide all tenants with a rental inspection checklist. (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 83.49 (3a))
Further Contact Details:
- A landlord to provide the address and name of the landlord or agent authorized to receive notices and demands on behalf of the landlord. (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 83.50(2)).