Florida Condominium (Condo) Lease Agreement Template

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Updated April 20, 2022

A Florida condominium lease agreement template is a reusable form will act as a rental contract between a property owner and a tenant. This document will adhere to Florida state and Federal laws governing such agreements while functioning as a binding contract once it has been signed by both parties. For this agreement to be fully useful it will need to address landlord concerns, tenant concerns, and the general concern of a condominium board.

A written contract is more desirable than a verbal one in such agreements because It is important that all parties be crystal clear on their responsibilities and obligations. Having such an agreement signed by both parties will go a long way in aiding landlord(s) and tenant(s) to have a fruitful and mutually beneficial lessor/lessee relationship. That is, documenting the conditions and terms between a landlord and leaseholder, in a contract, will remove all doubt regarding what precisely was agreed to initially. Oftentimes, disputes occur over simple misunderstandings about an original agreement or there has been a failure to cover a specific issue. When such an event occurs it can easily snowball into a long drawn out unpleasant affair.  This can be easily avoided by having a lease that covers as much foreseeable ground as possible.

How to Write

Step 1 – The first page of this agreement will be a disclosure statement. This will provide an area for the licensee to verify their standing and assistance. Enter the licensee name under the word “Disclosure.” This must be done everywhere the word “(Name)” appears in the first paragraph.

Step 2 – Both the landlord and the tenant must disclose their ability to read and understand English below the Licensee disclosure. This may be done in by checking the appropriate space for each party (either “I can read English” or “I cannot read English but this notice was read to me”) Each should print their name below the appropriate area. If either required the agreement to be read to them, their native language should be indicated on the line marked “language”)

Step 3 – The Licensee, Landlord, and Tenant must each sign this page.

Step 4 – Several items in a lease must be defined for it to be effective and binding. The first items to be defined will be in the paragraph labeled “Term and Parties.” First, enter the number of months the lease will stand in effect for. Then enter the start date of the lease, the termination date of the lease, the name of the property owner and the name of the lessee (in this order).

Step 5 – The next item to be filled is the “Property Rented.” Here, the space being leased must be defined. First, write in the condominium number (next to “Tenant unit no.”) then the street address of the building where this is located. Afterwards, write in the name of the condominium development, the city where it is located, and zip code.

Step 6 – The next item to be defined will be the rent amount. First, enter the monthly rent amount due. Then enter the calendar day of each month it is due upon or the day of the week. This should be followed by defining whether the due date or day is for monthly or weekly rent payments respectively.

Step 7 – In addition to the rent, the tax amount must also be defined. First, enter the amount due with each payment then enter the sum of the rent and tax amount.

Step 8 – The next paragraph in this section will require a report of who is responsible for maintenance fees associated with the condominium rental. In the sentence beginning with “Landlord/Tenant (circle one).” If the landlord must pay the maintenance fees, circle the word “Landlord.” If the tenant will be responsible for the fees circle the word “Tenant.” Following making this selection enter the fee amount to be paid then circle either the words “per month” or “quarter” to indicate how often this bill must be paid. The next space requiring information should have the address where maintenance payments are to be sent.

Step 9 – The next statement will require that whether lease payments apply in advance or not. If so circle the word “advance.” If not circle the word “arrears.” Then enter the first date the payment will be due.

Step 10 – Additional payments required by the tenant and the reason for these additional payments will need to be reported. In the “Deposits, Advance, Rent, and Late Charges” section check the statements that will apply then five the amount due for each. There will be a space for the security deposit, advance rent (here note the periods due), pet deposit, late charge (here, note the number of days when the rent shall be considered late), and a ‘bad check fee’ which is a penalty for a rent check that has bounced.

Step 11 – Item VII (“Notices”), requires the name of the agent authorized to receive all tenant notices to the landlord be entered as well as the address of that agent.

Step 12 – In the “Use of Premises” section locate the starred statements. These statements will require clarification. In the first statement circle the word(s) “are” or “are not” to indicate if overnight guests are allowed and enter how many consecutive nights that guest is allowed to stay (if allowed). Note: you must also indicate if landlord permission is required. In the next sentence indicate if a tenant may or may not keep a pet. In the last statement indicate if a tenant is allowed to make alterations.

Step 13 – Item IX section B requires that elective maintenance responsibilities be defined. If a tenant is responsible for the listed item, write the word “Tenant” next to it. If it is the landlord, write the word “Landlord” next to it. Note that any blank lines will be considered the landlord’s responsibility.

Step 14 – Major maintenance charges will be assigned in the paragraph below this. If the tenant will be responsible for major maintenance charges circle the word “shall.” If not, circle the words “shall not” in the paragraph beginning with the words “Tenant’s responsibility.”

Step 15 – Below this will be a statement that requires a dollar amount. This dollar amount will be the minimum amount of a money a ‘major’ maintenance charge will cost.

Step 16 – In Item X, list the utilities that a landlord, not the tenant, will be responsible for providing.

Step 17 – The next item requiring definition will be Item XVI, “Assignment and Subleasing.” If the tenant may sublease circle the word “may.” If not circle the word “may not.”

Step 18 – In “Approval Contingency,” indicate whether the lease depends upon the approval of the relevant association to the property by circling the word “is” or “is not.”

Step 19 – The final section will require several signatures and names. This section will require the landlord’s printed name, landlord’s signature, landlord’s official title, and the date of the signature. On the left will be a section for witnesses to sign and print their names. These witnesses are for the landlord’s signature. Below this will be an area for the tenant’s signature, tenant’s printed name, and the date of the tenant’s signature. On the left of this will be a space for the tenant’s witnesses’ signatures and printed name. There must be two witnesses for each tenant signing this document. Below this will be an area for the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who has aided in the completion of this form.