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Success Sav v y
The Brickell rental market for residential properties has been
extremely active over the past year and many experts say that
the trend will continue into the next year, but with a high rate
of rentals, some landlord-tenant disputes are inevitable.
When it comes to renting property, both landlords and tenants
should know their legal rights and obligations. For instance,
most condominiums require that a security deposit is held by
the condominium association; both landlord and tenant should
read the lease closely. Most leases state that the deposit is to
be held as security for the common areas of the condominium
association and not as security for the landlord. But what about if
your landlord is in foreclosure: Can you withhold rent? Generally,
a tenant cannot just withhold rent because they do not want
to pay. If a tenant feels that there are factors that constitute a
breach of covenant by the landlord, the tenant should seek remedy
through the court. The decision not to pay rent is not an arbitrary
decision made by a tenant. What if your landlord fails to make
appropriate repairs? First refer to your lease for direction as to
who is responsible for each item. If the lease does not specify the
manner to advise your landlord of the issue, send a certified letter
with a return receipt advising of the problem and request that the
repairs be made. If the landlord doesn’t respond, you may have to
seek help from the court.
The team at the Law Office of Adorno-Cunill & Damas, PL, is always
available for more information on this topic as well as several other
areas of law. To schedule a free consultation, call 305.381.9999.
24 Safe Keepers
Nothing is a substitute for attentive parenting, but a toddler can
wander out of sight in the time it takes to tie a shoe or dig out a
wallet. Avoid the panic with these gadgets, which can make tracking
them down simple and safe.
You kids will love wearing this Safety Slap — a
snap-on wristband with a QR-code dial. Safety
officials or good Samaritans only have to scan it
to receive your contact information. Low pricing
makes this a great option for anyone chaperoning
groups of kids; $20, SafetySlap.com.
Your kid is probably already clamoring for a
cellphone: Here’s one you’ll feel good about
buying. The GlowPhone from Firefly Mobile has
fun games and ringtones…but also lets parents
limit both incoming and outgoing calls to
specified numbers. It’s a safe way to let your kids
stay in touch; $49.99, FireflyMobile.com.
Slip this small, light Amber Alert GPS into your
child’s bag or pocket, and with a peek at your
phone you can see their GPS coordinates, use
2-way voice communication to talk to them, or
get alerts if they leave a designated zone or are
moving faster than they should be; $199 plus
monthly subscription, AmberAlertGPS.com.