Landlord / Tenant Disputes

Know your rights as tenant and landlord

Attorney Agnieszka Piasecka
Attorney Agnieszka Piasecka
Attorney Agnieszka Piasecka
Attorney Agnieszka Piasecka

Landlord / Tenant Disputes

Most landlord / tenant disputes can be resolved by one letter from a tough and reputable attorney.

Know your rights as tenant and landlord

Agnieszka “Aga” Piasecka, Esq. is an attorney / lawyer in Florida with 15 years of legal experience. Aga graduated Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law in Florida and can assist you with Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord-Tenant Disputes.

For a FREE consultation regarding your tenant or landlord rights please call Attorney Aga Piasecka at:

727-538-4171

Attorney Aga Piasecka can assist you with all Landlord-Tenant matters in Florida including:

  • Landlord-Tenant disputes

  • Eviction Procedures

  • Tenant Evictions

  • Eviction Notices

  • Eviction for nonpayment of rent

  • Evictions for violation of rental agreement

  • Evictions for violation of lease contract

  • Fighting Evictions

  • Tenant Defense

  • Preparation and review of lease / rental agreements

When should I hire an attorney to help me with a Landlord-Tenant dispute?

A lot of Landlord-Tenant disputes can be resolved by one letter from a tough and reputable attorney / lawyer. A letter on your behalf can help significantly when your legal rights as a tenant or landlord have been violated. An attorney can also review your lease or rental agreement and advise you on how to best proceed with your tenant or landlord dispute in the most cost efficient matter.

When should a landlord consult an attorney?

A landlord should consult an attorney immediately if:

  • Your tenant stops paying rent.

  • Your tenant is not fulfilling his contractual duties.

  • Your tenant is violating the lease / rental agreement.

A properly drafted lease agreement or rental contract is a landlord’s best defense. Unfortunately most landlords try to use “one size fits all” lease contracts / rental agreements that don’t provide them with sufficient legal protection.

Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish! A landlord’s lease agreement / rental contract is often the best legal defense a landlord has against tenants who don’t pay rent and / or destroy their property.

Attorney Aga Piasecka can assist you with creating new lease agreements / rental contracts or can review your existing lease agreements / rental contracts to make sure that you are legally protected before you rent your property.

For a FREE consultation regarding lease agreements / rental contracts please call Attorney Aga Piasecka at:

727-538-4171

Questions from landlords

Watching a tenant destroy your property while they live in it for free can be very frustrating, but “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” Knowing the law can help keep the victim from becoming the criminal. Below is a list of commonly asked questions from landlords. If you are asking yourself any of these questions you need to consult an attorney.

Can I shut off the tenant’s water if the tenants stop paying rent?

Can I shut off the tenant’s power if the tenants stop paying rent?

Can I change the locks on my rental property while the tenants are at work if they stop paying the rent?

Can I keep my tenant’s security deposit if they did not pay their rent?

Can I keep my tenant’s security deposit if they did not clean my rental property before moving out?

Can I keep my tenant’s security deposit if they stole the washer and dryer?

Can I keep my tenant’s security deposit if they cracked some tile, stained the carped and broke a window?

Can I keep my tenant’s security deposit if they purposely punched holes in the walls and destroyed my rental property?

My tenant’s security deposit was only $1,000 dollars and the damage they caused exceeded $20,000 dollars, how can I collect the difference?

If the lease agreement says no pets can I remove the tenant’s pets while the tenants are at work?

My tenants signed a rental contract stating that there would only be two adults and two children living in my rental property and there appears to be four families living in my rental property. What can I do about this?

How long can my tenants visitors live in my rental property?

If my lease agreement says one car per tenant can I have my tenant’s three other cars towed and removed from my rental property?

How can I collect money from a tenant who did not pay rent, moved out during the night and destroyed my rental property?

How do I properly evict a tenant?

How can I legally evict a tenant?

How quickly can I evict a tenant?

How many days notice do I need to give a tenant before evicting them?

Does a landlord need to give a 3 day eviction notice in Florida?

Does a landlord need to give a 7 day eviction notice in Florida?

Does a landlord need to give a 30 day eviction notice in Florida?

What does my eviction notice need to say?

How do I serve an eviction notice?

How will I know if my tenant received the eviction notice?

Can I evict a tenant who has children?

Can I evict a tenant who is disabled?

Can I evict a tenant who is a disabled veteran?

When can I remove the tenant’s belongings from my property?

Can I remove the tenant’s dog or cat from my rental property?

Can I sell the tenant’s personal property to help pay for the damage they did to my property?

My tenant was incarcerated, what should I do with their personal property?

My tenant passed away, what should I do with their personal property?

My tenants stopped paying rent and moved out, how do I properly dispose of the tenant’s personal property they left behind?

What are the landlord’s legal responsibilities in Florida?

What are the legal rights and duties of a landlord?

If you are asking yourself any of these questions you should call Attorney Aga Piasecka for a FREE consultation:

727-538-4171

When should a tenant consult an attorney?

A tenant should consult an attorney immediately if:

  • You get served with an eviction notice.

  • Your landlord is not following proper legal eviction procedures.

  • Your landlord has not given you sufficient and / or proper legal notice.

  • Your landlord has changed your locks.

  • Your landlord has shut off your water without proper legal notice.

  • Your landlord has shut off your electric without proper legal notice.

  • Your landlord tries to evict you by using any illegal means or intimidation.

  • Your landlord is not fulfilling his legal duties as a landlord in Florida.

  • Your landlord is not fulfilling the rental contract / lease agreement.

  • Your landlord is violating your legal rights.

  • Your landlord is retaliating against you.

Questions from tenants:

“Speak softly [but] carry a BIG stick.” – Theodore Roosevelt. Most Landlord-Tenant disputes can be resolved by one letter from a tough and reputable attorney. Knowing your rights as tenant can protect you from a landlord who is not keeping up with their legal obligations. Below is a list of commonly asked questions from tenants. If you are asking yourself any of these questions you need to consult an attorney.

Can I recover my attorney’s / lawyer’s fees if I win a law suit against my landlord?

What happens if I have to break my lease?

What happens if I lose my job and can’t pay the rent?

Can my landlord ruin my credit if I break my lease?

Can my landlord ruin my credit if I get evicted?

Can I terminate my rental agreement before the end date?

Can I terminate my rental agreement if my neighbors are keeping me up at night?

Can I end my rent contract if my neighbor’s dogs won’t stop barking?

Can I terminate my rental agreement if my neighbor’s cigarette smoke is coming in through my air conditioning vents?

Can I end my lease if my apartment if full of mold?

Can I break my lease agreement if my apartment is infested with rats and roaches?

Do I have to pay rent if my landlord does not fix my air conditioner?

Do I have to pay rent if my landlord does not fix my one and only toilet?

Do I have to pay rent if my landlord does not fix the leak on my roof?

Can my landlord evict me even if I always pay my rent on time?

Can my landlord evict me because I have a cat or dog?

Can my landlord evict me because my boyfriend moved in with me?

Can my landlord evict me for having a baby?

Can my landlord evict me for having friends and family stay with me for a few weeks?

Can my landlord evict me because my dog barks while I am at work?

Can my landlord evict me for smoking in my apartment?

Can my landlord evict me for having a party?

Can my landlord evict me for being too loud?

Can my landlord evict me for having too many cars?

Can my landlord evict me for working on my car in the parking lot?

Can a landlord shut off a tenant’s water if the tenants stop paying rent?

Can a landlord shut off the tenant’s power if the tenants stop paying rent?

Can a landlord change the locks on my rented property while I am at work if I don’t pay rent?

Can a landlord keep my security deposit if I do not pay the rent?

Can a landlord keep my security deposit if I do not clean the rental property before moving out?

Can a landlord keep my security deposit if I break something?

Can a landlord keep my security deposit if I cracked some tile, stained the carpet and broke a window?

Can a landlord keep my security deposit if I accidently punched some holes in the walls?

My security deposit was only $1,000 and the landlord says that my damages exceeded $20,000. Can a landlord legally collect the difference from me?

What are the tenant’s legal responsibilities in Florida?

What are the legal rights and duties of a tenant?

How does the Florida eviction process work?

How many days notice does a landlord need to give a tenant before evicting them?

Does a landlord need to give a 3 day eviction notice in Florida?

Does a landlord need to give a 7 day eviction notice in Florida?

Does a landlord need to give a 30 day eviction notice in Florida?

If you are asking yourself any of these questions you should call Attorney Aga Piasecka for a FREE consultation:

727-538-4171

Most landlord / tenant disputes can be resolved by one letter from a tough and reputable attorney. It is important that you know your rights as tenant and/or landlord. Agnieszka “Aga” Piasecka, Esq. is an attorney / lawyer in Florida with 15 years of legal experience. Aga graduated Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law in Florida and can assist you with Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord-Tenant Disputes.