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Florida Statutes 83.53 - Landlord's access to dwelling unit

Florida Statutes > Chapter 83 > Part II > 83.53

Current as of: 2012
   (1) The tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter the dwelling unit from time to time in order to inspect the premises; make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements; supply agreed services; or exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors.
   (2) The landlord may enter the dwelling unit at any time for the protection or preservation of the premises. The landlord may enter the dwelling unit upon reasonable notice to the tenant and at a reasonable time for the purpose of repair of the premises. "Reasonable notice" for the purpose of repair is notice given at least 12 hours prior to the entry, and reasonable time for the purpose of repair shall be between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The landlord may enter the dwelling unit when necessary for the further purposes set forth in subsection (1) under any of the following circumstances:
   (a) With the consent of the tenant;
   (b) In case of emergency;
   (c) When the tenant unreasonably withholds consent; or
   (d) If the tenant is absent from the premises for a period of time equal to one-half the time for periodic rental payments. If the rent is current and the tenant notifies the landlord of an intended absence, then the landlord may enter only with the consent of the tenant or for the protection or preservation of the premises.
   (3) The landlord shall not abuse the right of access nor use it to harass the tenant.
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danielle ramos: ...
What the landlord hasnt paid the mortgage for 5 years and the bank is in the process of taking it ,can the landlord still enter the home without the tenants consent?

July 12, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
Florida Statutes section 83.53 allows the landlord to have access to the rental premises with or without the tenant's consent for certain limited purposes, and this right of access is not affected by the mere fact that a foreclosure action is pending, unless the court has entered some order about this.

Steve Daily

July 13, 2013
Kait: ...
What if there have been repeated entries into my home without notice, even if those that entered the home (Realtor/inspector) gave notice to the owner and property manager, they just did not pass the notice to us? Is this grounds to terminate the agreement? What if the property manager (who happens to be the new upstairs neighbor) is hostile at the mention of the failure to notify us of entry, and lies about his own notice of entry? I am nervous about this because the owner of the property is an attorney, and they have already made threats of legal action if we attempt to terminate.

July 18, 2013

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