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How to Find the Best Eviction Attorney.

Landlord and Tenant matters can cost you large amounts of time and money, not to mention the frustration and anxiety that comes with it.  Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, there’s the chance you have to deal with a bad landlord or tenant.

How to Best Avoid a Bad Tenant or Landlord

There are many ways to avoid a bad landlord and tenant situation.  The more experience you have, the more sensitive you become to the specific issues that you encounter.  Unfortunately, there’s a tendency to focus on avoiding only those problems from the past, without fully grasping all of the other potential issues that exist but are not being addressed.

Avoiding potential problems begins with the lease agreement, whether written or oral.  Having a clear understanding of the terms of the lease is paramount.  This is where an attorney can provide value.  An experienced attorney can point out the benefits and pitfalls and provide a comprehensive opinion of the lease agreement. Or create one for you.  Certainly, even the best lease alone will not avoid a bad Tenant or Landlord; it simply protects you if you end up with one.

So besides a well written lease, what can you do to avoid a bad Tenant or Landlord?  Simply put: research.  This means that a Landlord must check the Tenant’s background, both personal and financial.  There are laws that protect consumers, so it is a great idea to employ a company that performs these searches so that a Landlord does not fall into the trap of violating privacy laws.  Through my own experience, however, it is important to note that many bad Tenants could have easily been avoided by simply searching civil case searches for previous evictions.

But what about Landlords?  Should Tenant research them as well?  Absolutely, yes!  Tenants may not have the ability to run credit checks on Landlords, but they can certainly check court records.  The internet can certainly further provide a window into the Landlord’s reputation.

Commercial versus Residential Leases

The most obvious difference between a commercial and residential lease is the Florida Statute that governs residential tenancies.  Commercial tenancies are created by the lease agreement itself.  If there is no written residential lease, for example, the Courts will turn to the statute to fill in the gaps.  In commercial tenancies, the Courts look strictly at the agreement, whether written or oral.  This alone, makes written commercial lease agreements all the more important.

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Deeb+Deeb: We’re Your Solution for all Landlord & Tenant Matters

Clients require and demand that their attorneys understand the best ways to avoid problems in the first place.  And how to respond quickly and proficiently to the challenges faced by both Landlords and Tenants. What really sets Deeb+Deeb apart is the comprehensive experience we possess in dealing with issues concerning leasing, management and court disputes – all at reasonable and competitive rates. We represent both Landlords and Tenants and ensure that issues are resolved by providing our clients with the services required every step of the way both quickly and effectively.  Providing competent counsel and offering a full service network of skilled individuals in all facets of the rental property management, Deeb+Deeb provides unparalleled support, depth and resources for all its client landlord and tenant needs. Contact us for a FREE consultation by calling or emailing us now if you:

  • need assistance drafting, negotiating or reviewing a Lease or Sub-Lease Agreement
  • need assistance drafting or responding to a 3-day or 7-day Notice
  • require the removal of non-paying or problem Tenant
  • require defending against or terminating a lease with a bad Landlord
  • would like independent legal representation whether you are a Landlord or Tenant
  • need to resolve a dispute with the other party

Deeb+Deeb: Our Pledge to You

Sure, Our Oath of Attorney and the Florida Rules of Professional Responsibility require it.  But we promise to be candid and give you the hard truth, even when it doesn’t favor either of us.  With honesty comes trust.  And the attorneys at Deeb+Deeb want to be hired because of the trust being placed on us and maintain it throughout the relationship. If a Client no longer trusts us, we believe we have failed.  And for us, failure is not an option.

We are dedicated to being honesty, acting with integrity and civility with our Clients and the general public at large.  Our goal is to advance our public image in this light.  We believe that we exist to serve society.

It is our duty to be a zealous advocate for you while upholding the law. We believe that these are not mutually exclusive. While unethical acts may provide short-term gains, they often cost us all more in the long run.  Success without decency gives us nothing but a hollow victory.

Abraham Lincoln once said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” At Deeb+Deeb, our attorneys believe that those who are best prepared allow themselves the best chances to prevail.  We favor preparation and knowledge over fast-thinking, because cases are won or lost long before we ever step foot in front of a judge.   Abraham Lincoln also said “The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.”  This is our pledge to you.

Focus is the catalyst for extraordinary results.  It is through the habit and skill of focus that we place ourselves in the right frame of mind to get our Clients the best results.  The outcome is directly related to the energy and focus we place on our work.  And while the outcome may not always be within our control, our results-driven attitude assures the Client that it is the best possible outcome.   Results have to start somewhere, and we are true believers in the pillars of power: preparation, focus and candor.  Using these pillars again and again until a flawed case finds its way through to success in the eyes of the Client.

Contact us for a FREE consultation by calling or emailing us now if you:

  • would like your case evaluated by an attorney.
  • need assistance filing or defending against a lawsuit.
  • have a legal dispute with your business partner or fellow shareholder.
  • are being denied an insurance claim by your own insurer.
  • are under contract and the other party has breached it or intends to breach it.
  • are under contract and you have breached it or intend to breach it.
  • want to know the possibility of being reimbursed for attorneys fees and costs in a lawsuit
  • have been wrongfully sued by another.
  • were damaged by another person or corporation.
  • have been served a Summons, Subpoena or Subpoena Duces Tecum.
  • have been served with a Discovery request.
  • have been ordered to attend mediation or arbitration.
  • have been otherwise asked to appear before a judge.
  • are being asked to enter into a Stipulation or Settlement.
  • need help collecting on a Money Judgment

How Much Will a Landlord and Tenant Lawyer Cost?

Depending on the circumstances you may be able to recoup attorney fees and costs through the Court if any disputes end up there.  However, when your objective is to avoid Court disputes altogether, everyone must bear their own costs.  The time and legal expense required to review and negotiate leases is not exorbitant.  It is a measure of the amount of the investment.  Certainly, long term or high-priced rental agreements will necessitate more attention and it would more likely justify more expense.  However, the true cost comes in later having to deal with a bad Landlord or Tenant or live with bad or one-sided Lease Agreements that could have been avoided in the first place.

Which Fee Structure Does Deeb+Deeb Offer?

Deeb+Deeb offers hourly fee arrangements in landlord and tenant matters, charged at rates depending on the particular attorney’s skill and experience that you require.  Under limited circumstances, we may agree to flat fee and contingency fee arrangements, depending on the matter and the needs of the Client.

Before you sign a fee agreement with us, we urge you to ask questions and fully understand what is to be expected. We do not charge for an initial consultation. Use this consultation as an opportunity to understand our billing process and how we handle the costs of litigation.

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Focusing On You, the Client.

Our practice areas focus on real property, estate planning and civil and commercial litigation issues, whether it is time for the client to purchase a home, business or other asset or to protect assets from debt collectors and creditors or to resolve legal disputes.

Setting Ourselves Apart By Educating and Empowering the Consumer.

We set ourselves apart, however, by continuously educating you so that problems are avoided in the first place. We empower you to live the life you choose for you and your family.

Our Areas of Practice.

Our areas of practice consist of the following:

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Probate and Probate Litigation
  • Guardianship Law
  • Debt Collection and Creditor Disputes
  • Labor and Employment, including Overtime and Worker’s Compensation
  • Landlord and Tenant, including Leasing and Evictions
  • Real Estate and Title Insurance, both Commercial and Residential
  • Code Compliance and Unsafe Structures
  • Health Care Law
  • Corporate Transactions and Governance
  • Last Will and Testament and Estate Planning
Evictions – General
  • What does it cost to evict a Tenant?
    The filing of an Eviction case is not expensive. Filing fees vary depending on the county in Florida the property is located.  Besides attorney fees and court filing fees, Landlords may also have to pay the Sheriff a fee for enforcing (legally known as “executing”) the Writ of Possession which transfers possession of the premises from the Tenant to the Landlord. More costly, but less accounted for, are the costs of lost rent, property damage and the Landlord’s time and aggravation.
  • Is a Landlord required to hire a Lawyer to file an Eviction?
    The Landlord is not required to hire a Lawyer unless the Landlord (or owner of the Premises) is a corporation, LLC or other entity.  However, Evictions take time and, when Tenants file frivolous court documents, the process takes even longer – particularly when there’s no attorney handling the case.  An experienced Landlord and Tenant lawyer can easily dispose of time-delay tactics by the Tenant.  By saving this precious time, Landlords are then able to take possession and re-rent the premises much quicker, and this alone justifies the expense of hiring a lawyer in the first place.

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