"Staying up to date on local laws, especially as the regulations around tenant rights and duties shift and change, is critical to stay out of legal trouble.”
TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) March 02, 2018
Tampa Bay is a wonderful area to live, work, and play. The local population creates an active rental community, both residential and commercial. Whether you rent out a single apartment or a large corporate building, being a landlord comes with responsibilities to provide for your tenants while obeying local laws.
Landlords are required to provide a “fit to live” dwelling, meaning plumbing, heating, hot water, and structural stability must be up to par. They must also provide a secure and pest-free residence. Should you find yourself with a property that does not meet these codes, a facility maintenance provider, like MaintenX, can safely and quickly get your property in working order. This is imperative, because repairs that take too long can allow a tenant to withhold rent.
“Rental properties can be a great source of income, but require an active level of maintenance and involvement,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “Staying up to date on local laws, especially as the regulations around tenant rights and duties shift and change, is critical to stay out of legal trouble.”
Landlords of temporary rentals should be aware of bill proposals filed for the 2018 Florida legislation session that look to regulate local government rule on vacation rentals. There has been an uptick in short-term home rentals through platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, and others. House Bill 733 and 789 look to clarify the terms of these short-term home rentals. HB733 would cause short and long-term vacation rentals to be treated uniformly, while HB789 would require registration of rental properties with criminal and civil penalties for not registering.
For more than 35 years, MaintenX International has been helping property managers with their maintenance needs. As the requirements for property managers change, MaintenX can provide preventative and reactive maintenance or necessary installations. For more information about MaintenX, visit http://www.maintenx.com.
ABOUT MAINTENX INTERNATIONAL:
MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has fostered a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.