About Spencer Siegel

Spencer Bryant Siegel, Esq. is an experienced trial attorney with over 25 years of experience assisting clients. He has appeared on network television shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Court TV, as well as on radio programs and local news. Spencer Siegel relocated to South Florida in 1986. He then attended the University of Miami and the University of South Florida before pursuing his Juris Doctorate at St. Thomas University School of Law, where he graduated in 1994.

How a Tenant can defend against an eviction

As discussed in a previous blog, a landlord in Florida must follow specific procedures if they wish to evict a Tenant. Fairly often, however, Landlords do not follow these procedures. So a Tenant may face the prospect of not having a residence, but with a solid legal case against a Landlord. Below are [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:20:48-04:00August 26th, 2022|Tenant Law|0 Comments

When a Property Manager in Florida can handle an eviction without an attorney

Can a tenant be evicted without the involvement of an attorney? In Florida, the answer is yes. A property manager assigned by the property owner can perform an eviction but only under certain circumstances. As the number of absentee real estate owners rise and Property Managers are counted on more and more to [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:20:09-04:00August 26th, 2022|Tenant Law|0 Comments

When And How A Landlord Can Evict A Tenant

People are not always perfect, so residential tenancies are also not consistently excellent. Throughout a residential tenancy, a tenant may not always act in a way that the Landlord would want or expect. A Tenant may even contravene certain provisions of the lease. Some Tenants may even violate the law. But when do [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:19:49-04:00August 24th, 2022|Tenant Law|0 Comments

Florida’s Landlord/Tenant Law

You will find a summary of Florida's Landlord/Tenant Law on this page. It is not intended for the purpose of providing legal advice. For additional information, refer to Chapter 83, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Before You Rent If possible, arrange for a walk-through of the premises to identify any problems that should be [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:18:57-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Tenant Law|0 Comments

What are my options if my Landlord keeps my Security Deposit?

You gave your Landlord a security deposit before you moved in. You're ready to (or already did) move out. Now, your Landlord has informed you that he or she is keeping part or all of the security deposit. What might you do? This is a fairly common occurrence in leasehold situations. Fortunately, the [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:19:11-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Florida Law, Real Estate Law, Tenant Law|0 Comments

What is “normal wear and tear”, as it relates to Real Property Leases in Florida?

Anyone who's ever stayed in the same house or apartment for a couple of years or longer knows that some items and furnishings naturally wear down. Leases commonly contain a provision saying something like, "Tenant must return the premises to Landlord in the condition the premises was in when the Lease began, normal [...]

By |2022-09-20T09:16:01-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Tenant Law|0 Comments
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