Knowledgeable Tavernier Vacation Rental Violations Lawyer Protects Your Interests
Dedicated Florida attorney assists landowners charged with noncompliance
Many homeowners in Florida want to derive income from their picturesque properties by renting them out to tourists. However, state law highly regulates rentals, so a homeowner may unwittingly violate a code provision governing or restricting leases. The Law Offices of Nicholas W. Mulick in Tavernier will consult with you to determine if you can legally rent out your home, lay out the restrictions and requirements for vacation rentals and defend you against charges of violations.
Determining if you can rent your home
Before you ever release a listing for your rental home, we can meet with you to discuss whether you can legally rent your home. Florida law restricts home rentals to certain districts. If your home is located in an Improved Subdivision (IS) or Urban Residential Mobile Home (URM) land use district, you cannot rent it out. Even if you have the right to rent out your home, you are subject to a variety of laws and must remain compliant with regulations issued by Florida government authorities. Our knowledgeable lawyer can advise you on which type of permit you need for your specific situation.
Defending against charges of rental home violations
Our office defends clients who are charged with such rental home violations as:
- Renting out properties in restricted zones — If your home is located in a restricted land use district and you have already rented it out, you may be charged with a violation. Additionally, you cannot rent out a property in a district where a vacation rental of less than 28 days is prohibited.
- Renting out a property without a permit — To remain compliant with Florida law, you will need to secure a Suburban Residential, Mixed Use, Urban Residential, Improved Subdivision Vacation Rental or Offshore Islands permit.
- Violating advertising laws — Your vacation rental must reflect a 28-day minimum stay requirement and quote monthly rates.
- Not complying with tax requirements — Short-term leases like vacation rentals are subject to state and local sales taxes. That means you must register with the applicable government agencies, collect sales tax and file a sales tax return.
Our skilled attorney can analyze any alleged violations you are facing and devise a customized legal strategy to address them.
Contact our experienced Florida law firm today
The Law Offices of Nicholas W. Mulick assists Florida homeowners who are facing charges of vacation rental code violations. We will provide with you with a confidential consultation, describe your legal options and determine the best path toward a favorable resolution.. Call us today at 305-560-6551 or contact us online to get started.