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Florida Leases and Rental Agreements

Code Section
83.04, 49; 760.23

Terms of Leases
Mere payment of rent is not construed as a renewal for the term; but if tenant holding over does so with written consent of landlord then it becomes a tenancy at will; otherwise tenancy at sufferance

No limits on deposits; landlord may elect to (1) put deposit in non-interest bearing account; (2) hold in interest bearing account at either 75% of average rate or 5%; or (3) post a surety bond and pay tenant interest at 5%; landlord must tell tenant in 30 days which he’s doing; must return deposit within 15 days

No discrimination on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion; same as Fair Housing Act

Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted

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