Florida Statutes, Chapter 83 permits a landlord to lease a duplex or single family home to a tenant by entering into a Florida Single Family Residential Lease Agreement. The contract form has 29 articles. Please review them carefully prior to proceeding. All parties must sign the form to enter into an agreement; however, the notary attestation of the signatures is not mandatory. Please enclose a copy of the latest Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes describing Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to the form.

Steps to Prepare Florida Single Family Residential Lease Agreement

Fill out the lease agreement in its entirety by providing the following information.

  • Name, email address, and phone number of the landlord
  • Name, email address, and phone number of the tenant
  • Address of the property, list of appliances as well as furniture on the premises provided by the landlord, and names of proposed occupants in article 2
  • Date of commencement and termination of the lease in article 3
  • Rent particulars, payment summary, and selection of choices in article 4
  • Particulars of total payment due along with name and address of the person for remitting the payment in article 5
  • Late fee amount and number of days for delayed payment in article 6
  • Permission for smoking, keeping pets on the premises and information about the pets in article 7
  • Name and address of landlord or landlord’s agent for sending notices in article 8
  • Name of utilities provided by the landlord in article 9
  • Selection of maintenance responsibility along with name and address of the person for reporting maintenance necessity in article 10
  • Selection of option to grant assignment in article 11
  • Particulars of keys and door openers in article 12
  • Selection of choices and acknowledgement about lead warning statement along with signatures in certificate of accuracy in article 13
  • Selection of payment responsibility of association fee and deposit in article 16
  • Selection of permission pertaining to the use of the premises in article 17
  • Information about the broker and selection of brokerage payment responsibility in article 28
  • Tenant’s signature in article 29
  • Date and signatures by landlord and tenant/s
  • Information about the Preparer
  • Enclose copy of Florida Statutes, Chapter 83
  • Selection of choices, date, and signatures by landlord and tenant in addendum for early termination or liquidated damages

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