A Florida month-to-month lease agreement is a type of residential property contract that binds a landlord and tenant together in a monthly rental arrangement. It is a useful lease agreement for landlords that wish to maintain flexibility with their rental property. It is also commonly used at the end of a one-year lease so the parties can extend their arrangement on a more temporary basis.
The provisions contained in a month-to-month lease agreement are for the most part identical to a standard lease; i.e., the tenant must pay rent on time, maintain the condition of the premises, pay the utilities and other bills, and uphold the rules and regulations established by the landlord and the rental laws of Florida. Unlike a standard lease, a monthly agreement allows either party to terminate the contract without cause as long as the proper notice period is exercised.
Notice For Terminating (§ 83.57(3)) – Fifteen (15) Days
Tenant Screening – Florida Rental Application
New tenants must be provided the names and addresses of any person in charge of sending and receiving demands and notices on behalf of the landlord.
Landlords must provide this disclosure if the property was constructed prior to the year 1978.
A radon gas disclosure must be provided to new tenants and it must include the following language:
“RADON GAS: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from your county health department.”
Landlords with five (5) or more rental units must provide written notice with all the information stated in Subsection (2) of Section 83.49 of the Florida statutes regarding security deposits.