Q: in Florida my tenant stayed 8 extra days after our yearly lease expired. Do i have to charge him only the 8 days, or
the whole month? Thanks
A: The answer to your question may depend on the terms of the lease. However, Florida law Chapter 83.06 provides in pertinent part that "[w]hen any tenant refuses to give up possession of the premises at the end of the tenant’s lease, the landlord, the landlord’s agent, attorney, or legal representatives, may demand of such tenant double the monthly rent, and may recover the same at the expiration of every month, or in the same proportion for a longer or shorter time by distress, in the manner pointed out hereinafter." I hope this provides clarification as to your rights.
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