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What legenth of time can a florida residential home lease be

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what legenth of time can a florida residential home lease be for?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.
Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help solve your problem.
Good morning. When you say length of time, do you mean the actual lease agreement?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. You can have a written lease agreement for up to 2 years. Then, if the parties wanted to, they could add in a clause which allows for automatic renewal unless _______ days notice is given by either party not to go forward, as well as reference any rate increase, which the landlord demands, so they are not locked into a specific rent, for the entire time.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe you are wrong about the two year. It is my understanding according to Florida real estate lawyer that a residential lease can only be for one year renewable at the end of the year
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.
I respect your opinion. I personally am in a rental agreement, in Florida and I have a 2 year lease with the rent increasing after the first year by a percentage. My parents, as well, with their landlord, have entered into two year leases as well. In this case, if you have doubts, you can also proceed in the manner which you feel the most comfortable with and do a 1 year lease with the option to renew at the end.
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