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What You Need to Know About Breaking a Lease in Florida

In most cases, tenants that have signed a lease have the intention of staying for the full duration indicated on the lease agreement. However, some circumstances can’t be avoided. For example, something that comes up during the lease period that causes the tenant to leave before the lease is up.

This can be a complicated scenario for both renter and the landlord. In this article, we are a going to cover the relevant Florida landlord-tenant laws plus a few tips when it comes to breaking a lease in Florida.


11 Reasons Tampa Is a Great Place To Live

Rated as a top city to move to, Tampa Bay area is home to the best living Florida has to offer. Most people living in Florida consider the Sunshine State a little slice of paradise. So are you considering a move to Tampa? And wondering what it’s like to live here? Well, here are the 11 compelling reasons that might make you call it home.


1. Weather

WeatherWith lots of sunshine and average temperatures of 73 degrees, the weather is enjoyable all year-round. When it’s snowing up north, Floridians are usually in shorts and flip flops.

Best of all, with no snow to shovel and less leaves to rake, you will have all the time you need to enjoy the amenities Tampa has to offer for recreation and relaxation.


Guide to Buying Tampa Investment Properties

Quick Guide to Buying Investment Property in Tampa (2)

Ready to buy Tampa investment property?

 Investing in real estate has many great advantages that other types of investments just don’t provide. As the Tampa housing market improves, real estate investors reap the benefits of increased equity and positive cash flow. Plus, these gains are safe from state and federal income tax.

As a Tampa property manager we’re regularly involved with real estate investors. This has allowed us to see the many mistakes investors make when searching for an investment property in Tampa.

To help you avoid common mistakes when investing in Tampa property, here are some considerations to keep in mind: (more…)

What To Do When Your Tenant Stops Paying Rent

Tenant Stop Paying Rent

Owning rental property in Tampa is a great way of ensuring a steady, stable income. If you secure reliable tenants, through proper tenant screening, collecting rent is very simple. Unfortunately, in the rental management business situations occur when one or more of your tenants stop paying their rent.

Naturally, as the landlord, you will feel inconvenienced, and even demand that the individual either pays up or vacates the premises. Though you have the right to the property, it is prudent to know how to handle such a situation. Otherwise, you might end up facing costly and protracted legal suits.

So, when faced with such a scenario, what is the best approach for a Tampa landlord? (more…)

How To Screen Tenants For Your Rental Property

A trying time for most Tampa landlords is when the property becomes vacant. You feel the need to fill it up quickly to restore the continuous flow of rental income. During that period, most owners are often tempted to lease the asset to the first tenant that shows even the slightest interest.

Experience, however, proves that no matter how eager you may be to get a renter, any prudent landlord should take the time to screen every person interested in leasing the property.

The screening is not a one-time activity, as most landlords presume, but rather an ongoing process that starts the minute your property becomes vacant and goes on until the right candidate signs the lease and moves into the property.

Here are some of the screening processes you can use to identify the best quality tenant for your Tampa rental property. (more…)

Reasons You Should Use a Property Management Company

Using a property management company can sound a bit nerve wracking for many people.  In reality, a property management company is one of the best and most convenient solutions to legally and safely maintain and manage your investment.  Central Florida, like any other place in the United States, has its own unique set of obstacles.  For Central Florida communities, property management is quickly becoming a great option for many homeowners. (more…)

Biggest Secrets of Successful Landlords

Whether you like it or not, as a landlord, you have no choice but to get along with your tenants and keep them satisfied while they’re under your care. To help you with that, we have gathered some tips on how you can become an amazing landlord that your tenants will surely love. (more…)

Best Breakfast Places in Tampa

As a Tampa business owner, I love frequenting our local breakfast restaurants. Skip your breakfast, and there’s a chance that you’d either be cranky the whole day or you’d feel awfully tired. Who would want that kind of feeling? However, if you’re too busy to prepare a homemade breakfast, don’t worry, there are a lot of restaurants here in Tampa that prepare the best breakfast meals you can ask for. I often get asked by new residents about breakfast places in the area that I’d recommend, here are some of them.

9 of the Most Amazing Breakfast Eateries in Tampa

1. Yolk, White & Associates


Location: Yolk, White & Associates 

The Yolk, White & Associates is a food truck in the park, not your typical office building cafeteria, where they serve odd-tasting food. Here, they serve the best omelets you can ask for.
No doubt about that, because they’re like a firm of professional egg makers. However, if you’re craving pancakes or meats, this place might not be for you as their focus is mostly eggs. Also, make sure that you bring cash with you before visiting this place as they have a CASH ONLY policy. That means they wouldn’t accept your cards.

Residential Evictions in Florida

The following article was provided by Shawn M. Yesner, Esq.,  founder of Yesner Law, P.L., a Tampa-based boutique real estate and consumer law firm

Most landlords want to avoid the time, expense and general ugliness of evicting a family from a residential dwelling. Unfortunately, however, when tenants fail to pay (even with a reasonable explanation) landlords are sometimes forced to remove the tenant in order to protect their investment property. Many evictions can be avoided, and many disagreements can be diffused if landlords and tenants would both follow the written agreement (the lease) and Florida law. (more…)

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Floors

With spring right around the corner we thought it would be the perfect time to help you out with some spring cleaning tips for you rental property’s floors.

Your floors get punished daily, and it can be hard to keep up with their cleaning on a day-to-day basis. Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to give your floors that deep clean you have been putting off. Use the following tips to get the floors in your home spic and span in no time.


Carpets are magnets for hair, dirt, dust – even mildew and bugs. You can combat this by vacuuming regularly and not rushing the task. That doesn’t mean that they don’t need a thorough clean every now and again. When it comes to stains that have been there for a while, don’t attempt to scrub them away as this can damage the fibers.  Use a spray bottle with white vinegar and wipe away, or use a carpet cleaner. If your carpet is a lighter color, use a mix of lemon and salt. You can rent a carpet cleaning machine to clean your carpet of the most difficult stains and smells. For smells you can also use a mixture of cornmeal, baking soda and borax: sprinkle, leave for an hour then vacuum.

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