Residential Property Management/Leasing Question


With reference to a Florida condo rental, as the landlord I have the following questions:
1. My tenants lease is about to expire in less than 2 months and I wanted to find out what are my options for renewal. Initially I used a realtor whom I paid a commission to last year. Currently Ido not want to go through the realtor again and have to pay another commission to have him renew the lease. What are my options and how can I renew the lease without having to pay the prior realtor a commission.
Also, what is the deadline before the landlord notifies tenant as to lease renewal.

Hello Sam,

I must disclose that I am not licensed to do business in your state, also I am not an Attorney and cannot give legal advice.

You are actually the owner of the condo? You are also acting as Landlord?

If yes to both questions, then all is good. YOU are the master of your ship, so to speak.

1. You can basically devise or find your own common rental lease and ask the tenant to sign it if they wish to stay on. Or;

2. You could allow the lease to lapse into a month to month lease hold. Most leases have that stipulation, that if not renewed then all terms will remain the same but at a month to month basis.

3. There is no deadline, provided that the current lease has the above mentioned stipulation in it ....that it reverts to a month to month if not renewed. If that provision is not stated within your current lease, then it is a poorly written lease.

You can get free basic leases online, or I think Office Depot or Office Max has them.
Final note, I have continually managed my own personal rentals for 30 years and to this day I do not let my company manage them.., why pay the fee. It's not hard if you have a good tenant. You may need a professional if you have tenant issues.

I hope this has helped you.

Kind regards,

Don Sr.  

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