Essential Orlando Tenant Rights and Landlord Responsibilities: A Guide for Rental Properties

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Essential Orlando Tenant Rights and Landlord Responsibilities: A Guide for Rental Properties

When a tenant moves into a rental property in Central Florida, they have certain rights, and landlords have certain responsibilities. Below, we list a few of the essential Orlando tenant rights and the corresponding responsibilities of landlords in Central Florida.  Orlando Tenant Rights By agreeing to pay rent and signing a lease, tenants have legal ...
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Understanding the Importance of Your Orlando Renters Insurance for Ultimate Security

Did you know that most tenants don’t get renters insurance? This is a big mistake! If you rent, understanding the importance of your Orlando renters insurance could help save you thousands of dollars in the event of an emergency. Owner’s Insurance Many tenants mistakenly believe that the owner’s insurance will pay to replace their belongings. ...
In a grey office, two individuals in black and grey suits stand around a white desk emphasizing only their hands. On the desk, a miniature house model, keys, a magnifying glass, and an Orlando lease agreement are featured, with one person pointing and the other signing.

Understanding Your Orlando Lease Agreement

Whether you just signed your lease or have rented the same place for a while, you should know what your lease says. Nothing is more important than reading everything in your lease. If you have trouble understanding your Orlando lease agreement, contact your property manager. Bear in mind that an attorney has reviewed and approved ...
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What Happens When You Submit a Maintenance Request

When your toilet won’t stop running, the kitchen light burns out, or garbage disposal gets stuck, what should you do? As a renter, you have the benefit of submitting requests for repairs and maintenance work. So what happens when you submit a maintenance request?  Submit All Maintenance Requests in the Tenant Portal While you can ...
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5 Ways to Avoid Security Deposit Deductions

Sometimes a security deposit feels like just an additional cost of moving. If you stay in a central Florida rental for a long time, it might seem gone forever. When you decide to move out, the property management company will return it sans any deductions. We’re guessing you’d prefer to have your full security deposit ...
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How to Prepare for a Hurricane 

Storm Watches vs. Storm Warnings Anytime severe weather is predicted, stay tuned into Orlando or local media channels for developments. Have plans in place for times when conditions deteriorate. Your safety is the most important consideration. Know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions (sustained winds ...
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New to Central Florida? Visit These Beaches

Living in Central Florida almost feels like cheating at life. You enjoy endless summer, a laid-back atmosphere, and the most beautiful beaches in the world (our humble opinion, of course). The Orlando area lets you easily access the clear calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the rad waves of the Atlantic Ocean. If ...
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How Tenants Can Spot Sneaky Rental Property Scammers 

Looking for a new rental home? Scammers have the perfect deal for you in the Orlando area. Today’s real estate scammers have gotten pretty darn good at making you believe their authenticity. Protect yourself from losing money by reading this important PSA on how tenants can spot sneaky rental property scammers. How The Scam Works ...
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What’s a Security Deposit and How Does It Get Used?

You’ve probably heard horror stories about security deposits when you apply for a rental property. You save up a gazillion dollars to cover the first month’s rent and the deposit… and then never see that money again, right? Hopefully wrong! Before we get into specifics, let’s cover what a security deposit is and how it ...
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Five Tips for First-Time Renters

As a first-time renter, you might not know what to expect in your new rental home or apartment. Although it’s very exciting to have the first place on your own, it can also feel overwhelming. We want to make sure you have a successful experience by offering these five tips for first-time renters. Moving into ...
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