Our firm represents Florida commercial and residential property owners in all leasing-related matters. Whether you are preparing to lease a newly-acquired or newly-constructed building or you are an established lessor and you are facing issues with one or more of your tenants, our attorneys can help you make informed decisions and protect your financial interests.
Commercial and residential leases present their own unique legal issues. For commercial properties, lessors must prepare comprehensive lease agreements that thoroughly address matters ranging from access to parking to indemnification for third-party claims. Residential tenants are entitled to various statutory protections, but landlords still have clear rights that they can – and should – enforce through stringent lease terms. As a Fort Lauderdale real estate law firm, we are intimately familiar with these types of issues, and our attorneys have extensive experience protecting commercial and residential property owners through skilled lease preparation and effective lease enforcement.
On the commercial side, we represent property owners (Landlords) with regard to lease preparation and enforcement, and we also represent many businesses, franchisees, and other tenants to analyze leases and negotiate fair terms to allow our clients to operate their business and thrive on a long term basis. When preparing commercial leases, we work closely with our clients to understand their specific business goals and identify the specific risks associated with each transaction. With this information in hand, we are able to prepare custom-tailored agreements that offer our clients significant protection; and, we are able to argue effectively for the key provisions our clients need.
If one of your tenants is behind on rent or has otherwise violated the terms of its lease, our attorneys can undertake appropriate enforcement efforts on your company’s behalf. In most cases, this means initially attempting to reach an informal resolution in order to repair the relationship so all parties can move on in compliance with the terms of the agreement in place. However, we also have significant experience representing both Landlords and Tenants and lessors in commercial lease disputes, and our attorneys can take formal legal action if necessary.
On the residential side, we work with landlords to develop leases that provide appropriate protections while also complying with the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA) and other applicable laws. We draft leases that address foreseeable contingencies, and we ensure that our clients have access to the legal remedies they need when their tenants damage rental units, fail to pay rent and commit other lease agreement violations.
When disputes arise with residential tenants, our attorneys provide assistance with all aspects of lease enforcement. This includes, but is not limited to, providing notice, executing evictions and seeking appropriate remedies in court. While tenants are entitled to certain statutory protections, as a residential landlord, you have clear rights as well. At Saavedra-Goodwin, we can use our experience to assert these rights effectively on your behalf.
If you would like to speak with one of our Fort Lauderdale real estate attorneys about lease preparation, negotiations or lease enforcement, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule an appointment, call us at 954-767-6333 or inquire online today.