Florida eviction proceedings can be very technical and complex in nature. Being thoroughly familiar with the ins-and-outs of Chapters 82 and 83, the attorneys at McKenna, McCausland & Murphy, P.A. maximize opportunities to obtain default judgments and other summary procedures. Each eviction, ejectment, and unlawful detainer matter is unique and warrants its own litigation strategy. Experience matters when it comes to formulating strategies for litigating actions for possession quickly and efficiently. Quite simply, “we get the keys back” quicker.
What Is a Commercial Tenant?
Commercial tenants are businesses that do not own their current store or office space. In the United States, zoning laws are strictly enforced and commercial zones are limited compared to the surrounding residential area. You generally cannot set up a small shop in front of your house, as you can in many other countries.
Private residents are afforded statutory protection for a livable space, and there are limitations as to how and when a tenant can be evicted. The law does not want to restrict the rights of businesses to negotiate their own terms. The result is that commercial tenants, unlike residential tenants, often have to negotiate for the rights that they want. However, businesses are deemed to be savvy economic players, and thus able to negotiate contracts and enter into complex agreements.
Why Would a Commercial Tenant Be Evicted?
In the state of Florida, it is important to have a thorough commercial lease that covers all foreseeable circumstances. The business may have to pay the rent even if the building is damaged by fire, flood or other unforeseen events. Tenants may have the responsibility to maintain the exterior of the property. Tenants may sign away their right to sue the landlord. Landlords can accept partial rent and still evict, depending on the situation. It is best to contact us with any questions/concerns immediately.