Florida Residential Security Deposit Law
“My Landlord won’t return my Security Deposit!”
10 Things a Tenant should know about their Security Deposit:
- Know your rights – get a free Consultation from a Security Deposit Lawyer.
- In Florida Security Deposits are governed by Florida Law (Florida Statutes 83.49).
- Tenant’s Security Deposit belongs to the Tenant and not the Landlord.
- Security Deposit is to protect the Landlord against damages that might be incurred during the tenancy.
- Normal wear and tear of a property is not normally considered damages that can be subtracted from the tenant’s security deposit (painting walls or replacing worn carpet).
- Landlord must return the security deposit within 15 days after the tenant vacates if the landlord does impose a claim against the security deposit.
- If the Landlord wants to impose a claim against the tenant’s security deposit-the landlord must send the former tenant a certified letter detailing the claim and return any unclaimed amount of the security deposit within 30 days after the former tenant vacates the property.
- If the Landlord does not send the notice of claim to the former tenant within 30 days-the landlord forfeits their right to impose a claim or subtract damages from the security deposit.
- After the tenant receives notice that the landlord intends to impose a claim against their security deposit-the tenant has 15-days to send a written objection to the landlord.
10. Get a free consultation: Landlord-Tenant Law can be complicated and tenants should seek Free legal advice or consultation from a Florida Landlord-Tenant Lawyer or a Security Deposit Attorney.
No Upfront Attorney Fees - Let us get your “Security Deposit Back Fast!”
- Get a FREE consultation from the Spragg Law Firm, PA– speak to a Security Deposit Lawyer Today!
- We will get your Security Deposit Back and You will owe us nothing-we will get your landlord to pay your attorney’s fees. Get your “entire security deposit back” and get your landlord to pay your costs and fees.
- Your landlord has a lawyer on his side – you should have a Security Deposit Lawyer on your side. The Spragg Law Firm, PA works for you!
- It’s your money-get it back!
5 Tips to Protecting Your Security Deposit
- Before or soon after signing a Lease – do a walk-through and document ALL damages to the property big and small. Send your landlord an email and copy yourself with all the damage you found on the property. Also-take picture and/or video of the entire property and particularly any damage to the property and email the pictures to yourself and keep it where you can find it.
- During your tenancy – be sure to make any minor repairs that you may cause – don’t wait till you are going to vacate.
- Give your landlord written notice of any repairs that need to be fixed (hand-deliver or email which is best). Always communicate with your landlord in writing or email.
- Read, Read, and Read your lease – know what the rules are before you sign the lease.
- Once your move out all your property take pictures or video of the entire property (including in the closets, under cabinets, appliances, etc.). Then do a walk-through with the Landlord before you turn over the keys.
About the Spragg Law Firm, PA
The Spragg Law Firm is also a major Florida Landlord/Tenant Law Firm protecting Tenant’s Rights against Landlord abuses. The founder, Attorney Isaac Spragg, has spent 32 years in the U.S. Military (Army and Air Force) serving and protecting this Great Nation. The Spragg Law Firm, PA continues to protect and serve by protecting and preserving tenant’s rights. The values and the fighting spirit instilled in Attorney Isaac Spragg as a military officer and lawyer, are the same values and spirit of the Spragg Law Firm, PA. Put the Spragg Law Firm, PA on your side and give yourself a fighting chance.
We are dedicated to “Changing Wrong to Right” through aggressive, ethical, and competent representation.
Issac and his team are excellent class action lawyers who get results.
This is a terrific firm. They are responsive and knowledgeable and have the client's best interest in the forefront. I refer clients with appropriate cases there all the time. Highly recommend.
Integrity, extreme professionalism, and true humanity are not necessarily what one thinks of when having to deal with an attorney, BUT Isaac Spragg has those qualities and more. This firm very successfully handled a case brought against my mother (an elderly, disabled woman) by her exceedingly abusive condo association. Thanks to Isaac's know how and his willingness to work with our very limited resources, my mother did not loose her house and did not have to go to court. I can't say enough about how well this case was handled and how much Isaac helped our family. I would highly recommend this firm as a go to, incredibly fair, and knowledgable attorney who will fight for you and win WITHOUT taking you to the bank first!
This was my first experience with a lawyer and spragg law firm has made it a very easy and great experience. They are very quick with getting back to you and they are always doing their homework for you on your case. If I ever need a lawyer again spragg law firm will be the only lawyers I will use!
Spragg Law fights for you when you feel most helpless. They truly want to help you with the situation you are in. A great legal team to work with and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
I could not be happier with the services I received from Isaac Spragg. He is extremely efficient and professional. He was responsive to my phone calls and emails and always available to answer questions.
Issac and Jacob have been extremly helpful as I've had to deal with a landlord who has been negligent to the fixers of the apartment since the HURRICANE, in which the apartment got flooded and we lost most of our belongings. We are now dealing with multiple leaks and mold, well now my family and I were asked to move because I kept complaning about what needed to be fixed. Issac and Jacob have been so accomadating to all our calls and numerous questions and advising us accordinly. Don't know what my family and I would of done without their guidance... I have and will recommend Spragg Law Firm to anyone in need of great lawyers when dealing with a landlord!!!! THANKS YOU SO MUCH Issac , Jacob.
Isaac is very responsive and gets the job done. He was able to effectively help me with an unresolved and unfair financial dispute I was having with my credit card merchant processor.
Isaac did a great job taking care of an eviction for us. Great communication throughout - highly recommended!
on top of the game at all times, will listen to your situation carefully and helps you to the end. THANK YOU
I highly recommend the Spragg Law Firm. Isaac communicated with me continuously throughout my case via email and phone so I knew exactly what was going on every step of the way. Everything was executed in a timely matter. I am extremely pleased with the outcome.
I would definitely recommend this law firm to friends and family, Mr Spragg handled my case with professionalism, respect and knowledge , he was very kind and trustworthy.
I initially contacted Spragg Law Firm about an arbitrary email I received from my landlord about paying 2 weeks rent in arrears immediately within 3 days or facing eviction proceedings. Now, this email was sent after payment arrangements had been made and also after 12 years of on-time payments. So, I was 2 weeks late after 598 weeks of on-time payments, roughly one-third of 1% of my time living there. And, this lateness was due to an act of God. Spragg Law Firm stands out among the shining stars of the legal profession. As we all know, there are certain negative perceptions about lawyers in general that exist in our society. Spragg Law Firm not only defies these conventional beliefs, but they excel at proving exactly the opposite - that lawyers can be personable, empathetic, devoted to your situation and willing to go above and beyond to assist your with the favorable resolution of your situation. In my dealings with them, I received timely and accurate responses to my questions and concerns and even received suggestions that may work more to my benefit than ideas I already had in mind. They were friendly to me and always made time when I needed their assistance, even at the end of a busy day for them. My exposure to them has completely changed my perception of lawyers and has given me the confidence I needed to continue working within my situation with the knowledge and confidence that, should the other side attempt to change or violate our agreement, I have a reliable source to contact that will act on my behalf. I will recommend Spragg Law Firm, without any reservations, to any and everyone who finds themselves in a similar situation, while also informing them to have faith in the outcome because the Spragg Law Firm will treat your case like you are their most important client. This law firm is a testimonial that a good law firm has the capability to function in the manner that we, as a people, expect them to perform.
My family and I were former clients of Mr. Issac spragg and I can honestly say that he had a tremendous impact on our lives – a very positive one. Mr. Issac and his team of attorneys are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field , based on our experience. I called him on a Saturday and 2 hours later we were coming with solutions and strategies.After being stuck in a very un pleasant situation with my house and the seller , we had almost given up hope for any resolution soon, until we got in touch with Mr. Issac spragg and his team. He assured us that he would work on our case and that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Throughout the course of our consultations, I came to know Mr. Issac and his team as an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney. His approach was realistic coupled with optimism. We were given the entire, bigger picture, before focusing on the specifics of our case, which gave us a sound understanding of the whole, and confidence in Mr. Issacs ability to pursue our case. I appreciate their office for being approachable, extremely professional and pushing relentlessly for the success of our house. Personally, I do not feel we could be in better hands, and sometimes regret that we could’ve easily shaved off at least a year of waiting in the backlog if we had approached them earlier. Can’t thank them enough. Highly recommended!
Isaac Spragg is definitely an attorney that I would refer to my friends and family. In the time of need he was there to help my family. He is Very professional, kind and considerate . At the office, Jacob was very generous, professional and kind and helped us at all times. Definitely consider using this office for any of your legal issues.
I am very satisfied with Isaac and Jacob Spragg services. They are very knowledgeable and professional. I feel confidente that this office will do everything possible to fight for my rights.
Mr. Spragg is an excellent attorney. My landlord did not give my deposit back so that I consulted with Mr. Spragg. He handled my case perfectly and so quick and kept me informed every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend him.
Isaac Spragg was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. I would defiantly use him again and refer him to my friends and family.
This law firm has the best set of attorney's that I have ever contacted. Jacob is very knowledgeable and very kind. I had an issue that needed immediate attention and he handled it with tact and respect. I would recommend this law firm to everyone I know. God bless them.
awesome service, fast and reliable and they fight for your rights!!! they dont take your money like other places do they take your case and make it their goal to help u obtain what’s right for you i highly recommend this law firm
After finally completing all of the necessary research to decide on a new bed frame, it was ordered. Because the bed was a custom order I was aware that it would take awhile to be delivered (the quote was max. 6 weeks). I had also paid extra for premium delivery. To make a long story short - first delivery date/window was confirmed and the day was taken off from work. No delivery. Second delivery date/window confirmed and the day was taken off from work. No delivery. It was then that I called the Spragg Law Firm for some help - and help they did! The bed was not only delivered BUT the Spragg Law from was able to negotiate a refund on the premium delivery charge! Would I recommend the Spragg Law Firm to someone who feels that as a paying customer they are not being treated with the respect and proper consideration that one should expect? Yes, in a heart beat! Good Job Spragg Law Firm!
A young female goes to buy a car at the dealership, because she is alone the salesperson tries to take advantage of her. They used a Yo-Yo sale scheme- the old bait and switch. They give her a great price for the car, then a week later the dealership calls saying she has to pay more than they originally agreed or return the car, that she already loves and depends on. That same girl called the Spragg Law Firm and now the dealership is calling me asking what they can do to make things right. One phone call from from Isaac to the sales manager and things changed quickly. The sales manager was totally kissing my @$&. I appreciate their help so much - I have never seen a dealership so scared in my life. Next time I will call you first! So thankful for a lawyers like you guys!
I went to court and had 30 days to vacate . I called Isaac spragg and with all his round the clock work a real people's lawyer from start to finish was there for me and also able to get the courts decision reveresd and I'm back in my home . I strongly recommend the spragg law firm . Fui a Corte y tenia 30 días para desalojar. Llamé a Isaac spragg y su trabajo conmigo fue estupendo y Las veinticuatro horas , un verdadero abogado por y para la gente de principio a fin estuvo alli para mi y tambien para obtener y cambiar la desiciòn de Los tribunales y ahora estoy de vuelta en mi casa.Recomiendo encarecidamente el bufete de abogados Spragg
Grandioso!!!..Realmente a Isaac le gusta ayudar a la gente, nunca imaginé que todavia existieran abogados como él..
Wow. I’m so glad I called this law firm! The lawyer was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and helpful. He really helped me out and put my mind at ease. He assured me that he would be with me every step of the way. Very, very attentive and compassionate. So thankful!!
Mr. Spragg assisted me with a seven-day notice to have tenants move out of my primary home, who did not provide any money for lodging or pay any utilities. I allowed these tenants to live in my primary residence until they could get back on their feet and find another home due to an eviction from their previous residence. The tenants told the untruth of moving out in December 2017, and stayed past the time frame for 2 extra weeks without my consent. I needed consultation about how to proceed in which Mr. Spragg assisted me with the notification within 3 days of inquiring for help through the NOLO system. After posting and serving the notification the tenants move out in 2 days. No eviction proceedings were necessary, in which Mr. Spragg saved me time and money towards a bona fide legal case. Mr. Spragg demonstrated a quick resolve which provided results. Thank you for your support.
As a Realtor/Broker, the Spragg Law Firm has been very responsive and professional addressing my clients needs. The Spragg Law firm has successfully addressed several of my clients whom I've referred to this law firm and have thanked me for doing so. Thank you guys for taking great care of my clients.
I will be eternally grateful for this lawyer. He answered my call right away. He listened, he was compassionate, he quickly begun the process -quite immediately after we hung up he called the other lawyer's office and called me back immediately and explained where I stood and what the possibilities were. He was extremely diligent, followed up personally on all the steps, called me every step of the way. He basically held my hand, gave me advice and followed up! He saved me from a situation that seemed impossible to solve. I cannot express what it meant to have him represent me, guide me and help me through a very difficult process. He was very reasonable with this price and saved me from a terrifying financial situation. I would recommend to anyone going through a difficult financial dispute. I will certainly use him in the future for all my business and personal disputes! It is so worth it! We are so abused by companies and without representation, we basically are out in the cold with no resources and no recourse. He is a great, smart, diligent, communicative, caring attorney, and you will not be disappointed if you give him a call. I owe him - BIG!
Isaac and Jacob were so amazing! They made me feel at ease right away and took care of my situation. Truly genuine and professional! It was my first time hiring an attorney and I’m so glad it was them! I’ll always recommend the Spragg Law Firm team!
Very High Quality, Attention to Detail and Devotion to Individual Circumstance
I initially contacted Spragg Law Firm about an arbitrary email I received from my landlord about paying 2 weeks rent in arrears immediately within 3 days or facing eviction proceedings. Now, this email was sent after payment arrangements had been made and also after 12 years of on-time payments. So, I was 2 weeks late after 598 weeks of on-time payments, roughly one-third of 1% of my time living there. And, this lateness was due to an act of God. . Spragg Law Firm stands out among the shining stars of the legal profession. As we all know, there are certain negative perceptions about lawyers in general that exist in our society. Spragg Law Firm not only defies these conventional beliefs, but they excel at proving exactly the opposite - that lawyers can be personable, empathetic, devoted to your situation and willing to go above and beyond to assist your with the favorable resolution of your situation. In my dealings with them, I received timely and accurate responses to my questions and concerns and even received suggestions that may work more to my benefit than ideas I already had in mind. They were friendly to me and always made time when I needed their assistance, even at the end of a busy day for them. My exposure to them has completely changed my perception of lawyers and has given me the confidence I needed to continue working within my situation with the knowledge and confidence that, should the other side attempt to change or violate our agreement, I have a reliable source to contact that will act on my behalf. I will recommend Spragg Law Firm, without any reservations, to any and everyone who finds themselves in a similar situation, while also informing them to have faith in the outcome because the Spragg Law Firm will treat your case like you are their most important client. This law firm is a testimonial that a good law firm has the capability to function in the manner that we, as a people, expect them to perform.
QUICK AND TO THE POINT IN RESULTS
Mr. Spragg assisted me with a seven-day notice to have tenants move out of my primary home, who did not provide any money for lodging or pay any utilities. I allowed these tenants to live in my primary residence until they could get back on their feet and find another home due to an eviction from their previous residence. The tenants told the untruth of moving out in December 2017, and stayed past the time frame for 2 extra weeks without my consent. I needed consultation about how to proceed on which Mr. Spragg assisted me with the notification within 3 days of inquiring for help through the NO LO system. After posting and serving the notification the tenants move out in 2 days. No eviction proceedings were necessary, in which Mr. Spragg saved me time and money towards a bona fide legal case. Mr. Spragg demonstrated a quick resolve which provided results. Thank you for your support.
High Quality Professional Service
Great personal. Got a call back right away way, no hassle no problem, no delay. If you need to get the Job done; this is definitely the place to call. Issac, personally gave me a call within an hour and assisted me immediately over the phone. These guys are truly passionate in their work and extremely recommended to use. JV CONSTRUCT USA
When your tired of the rest contact the BEST!!!
I did not have a favorable opinion of attorney's until I met Attorney Isaac Spragg. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has felt cheated out of hard earned money plus not getting the results you want. I had just purchased a vehicle and only had it for 21 days before it had major engine problems after receiving what was supposed to be routine maintenance. The warranty company refused to fix my car, the dealership claimed no fault as well as the service station. Mr. Spragg took my case and from day one he was out for "MY" justice. His communication, attention to detail and work ethic are SECOND TO NONE! Mr. Spragg dedicated EXTENSIVE hours towards my case and went above and beyond the call of duty acquiring a subject matter expert to inspect my car and provide detailed documents for trial of what happened to my car and he DID NOT break my pockets seeking justice for me. Mr. Spragg personally saved me $12,000 + in out of pocket repair cost because he "CARED ABOUT ME" and wasn't out just to take my money. If you want GOOD, HONEST representation and want someone who will "ACTUALLY" fight for you and not just give you lip service, then contact The Spragg Law Firm and rest assured he will not rest until he has exhausted all efforts for you!
Personable & High Quality Work
The Spragg Law Firm led by attorney Isaac Spragg is a firm that prides itself on exceeding client expectation on behalf of their clients all while delivering impeccable work. I highly recommend attorney Spragg's law firm to anyone seeking professional representation.
Got the Dealership to take the LEMON back!
The Spragg Law Firm is the best - when bought my first car-the dealership gave me a LEMON and refused to give me my money back - until Isaac Spragg got involved. The dealership caved in under the pressure the Spragg Law Firm put on them. Thank you-I can not thank you guys enough! Absolutely the best. Honest and Competent!
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