The Tenant's Handbook

This booklet attempts to provide you with an overview of your rights and responsibilities as a tenant under Florida Law.

This information will help you in taking the proper steps to protect these rights, but it is not intended to take the place of legal advice nor is it intended to be a complete summary of the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act which is found in Chapter 83, Part II of the Florida Statutes.

A copy of this law is available at the local law library, or online at and must be read in conjunction with your rental agreement, the local housing and building codes and the pertinent federal regulations, if applicable.

NOTE: If you own a mobile home and rent lot space in a mobile home park, the information contained in this booklet may not apply. The law regarding mobile home evictions is found in Chapter 723 of the Florida Statutes. On the other hand, when both the mobile home and lot are rented, the information contained in this booklet and Chapter 83, Part II of the Florida Statutes does apply.

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