LANDLORD FRIENDLY LEASES

Are you using an outdated lease? Or worse yet, is your lease a form lease promulgated by the Board of Realtors and Florida Supreme Court – “The FAR\BAR Lease”?

If the answer is yes, then you should know that your lease may be outdated and not in compliance with Florida Statute. Additionally, these lease forms are very Tenant friendly leaving the Landlord without important protections. Remember, the landlord-tenant relationship is governed by the lease terms and Florida statutory law.

If you are an investor, be sure your lease is specifically a Florida lease as you are governed by Florida law.  If you are a local Realtor and are using a form lease, make sure it is a strong and clearly written landlord friendly lease that is up to date, in compliance with Florida Statute with the protective language your investor needs!

 When it comes to managing your single, multi family or commercial properties, rest easy – Octazon Management has got you covered and can take away your property management headaches and distractions. Our full-service property management company can handle everything from tenant and vendor management to maintenance and landscaping, to providing an up to date PDF strong, LANDLORD lease  prepared by an attorney (through Octazon Law),  3 day notices, eviction management, detailed financial reports and many other services through our advanced technology that allows us to stay connected and maintain transparency with our clients.

When providing management services to Realtors, Octazon will NOT provide the leasing, rentals or sales– so you never have to worry about losing control of your relationship with the owner. 

With Octazon, we bring order to residential property ownership. 

Call us 888-324-9528 or email us at info@octazon.com . Check us out @ www.octazon.com

HAPPY WHATEVER DAY

Tis the Season to be confused about what holiday symbol to display. There are clear regulations about Displaying Religious Symbols. Display the wrong symbols and you may be violating the Fair Housing Act. Fair housing laws protect tenants from discrimination in housing based on the person’s religion (or lack of religion). Religious decorations and displays in the common areas may suggest to tenants that the landlord or management company favors tenants with a particular religious affiliation.

While there is nothing unlawful about putting up holiday decorations, landlords and management companies must avoid displays that give the impression the landlord or Management Company favors one religion over another. Of course we must also be sensitive to the atheists and agnostics who are entitled to exactly the same fair housing rights as any other group.  By displaying religious decorations you are implying you only want renters who are religious.

So, does this mean you should avoid displaying holiday decorations?  

It has been well established within fair housing laws that multi family communities may decorate for the holidays as long as the decorations create a neutral environment showing   no religious preference over another but instead displays symbols of all faiths. This may be challenging with all the different religions that celebrate their holiday during this season. A safer more practical approach would be displaying decorations that are more generic in nature than religious.

HUD and the courts have determined that Christmas trees, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, candy canes colored lights, snowmen, Kwanza logs, angels, the Hanukkah menorah –candelabra, Hanukkah dreidels and other such decorations are not religious decorations and therefore you can display these items and not be in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

BUT – Nativity scenes, crosses, bibles, “happy birthday Jesus” signs, Stars of David, are all definitely religious in nature rather than secular, and should not be displayed  in the common  areas ( unless, as mentioned above you are willing to undergo the daunting task of display decorations of all other faiths.

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When it comes to managing your single, multi family or commercial properties, rest easy – Octazon Management has got you covered and can take away your property management headaches and distractions. Our full-service property management company can handle everything from tenant and vendor management to maintenance and landscaping, to providing an up to date pdf strong LANDLORD lease prepared by an attorney (through Octazon Law), 3 day notices, eviction management, detailed financial reports and many other services through our advanced technology that allows us to stay connected and maintain transparency with our clients.

When providing management services to Realtors, Octazon will NOT provide the leasing, rentals or sales– so you never have to worry about losing control of your relationship with the owner. 

With Octazon, we bring order to residential property ownership.  Call us 888-324-9528 or email us at info@octazon.com . Check us out @ www.octazon.com