A Notice of Non-renewal in Florida is a document drafted by a Landlord or by a Tenant giving the other party sufficient notice that the current Lease Agreement will not be renewed for another term. It is important to look at your Florida Lease Agreement to see how much notice must be given to the Tenant by a Landlord if the Landlord chooses not to renew the Lease for another term or to the Landlord by a Tenant if the Tenant chooses not to renew the Lease. Pursuant to Florida Statute 83.575, the Lease Agreement may not require more than 60 days’ notice from either the Tenant or Landlord regarding non-renewal.
Further, the Lease may provide that if a Tenant fails to give the required notice before vacating, the Tenant may be liable for liquidated damages if the Landlord provides written notice to the Tenant specifying the Tenant’s obligations under the notification provisions of the Lease. If the Tenant remains on the property with the permission of the Landlord after the Lease has ended and fails to give notice, the Tenant is liable for an additional 1 month’s rent.
If the tenancy is without a specific term, the tenancy may be terminated by either party giving written notice in the following time frame: year to year tenancy is by giving not less than 60 days’ notice; quarter to quarter tenancy is by giving not less than 30 days’ notice; month to month tenancy is by giving not less than 15 days’ notice; and week to week tenancy is by giving 7 days’ notice.
A Notice of Non-renewal can be for any reason as long as it is not made for discriminatory purposes. Need assistance with drafting a Florida Notice of Non-renewal? The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC is here to help. Call us today at (561) 699-0399 to set-up your free 20-minute consultation. We are located in Lantana, Florida. We serve South Florida.