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A Guide to Renting Florida Properties

Renting a home in Florida can be just as stressful as purchasing a Florida property. It is a huge decision that can come with many obstacles. Whether you're not ready to buy, don't have a good credit score, or are relocating to Florida temporarily you'll want to make sure you are knowledgeable before renting a home. 

  • Know the lease terms: From the beginning to end you should read and understand all the terms of your lease. Make sure the lease is a written contract and you have a copy for your records. Parts of a lease you'll want to understand are the move-in and move out dates if only a year rental, otherwise you should understand the continuing terms after the length of the lease expires. You'll also want to understand rent increases that may apply, your security deposit and how you can get it back at the end of the lease, as well as pet and guest policies if any. Other terms of a lease may include who is responsible for emergency repairs and whether or not you can decorate the home. 
  • Keep Proof of Payment: All payments should be made in a way that will leave you with proof such as a check, money order, or online payment. If you're paying with cash you'll want a signed receipt from the landlord. Keeping proof of payment and date it was paid just ensures there is no discrepancy down the line. 
  • Insurance Coverage: Though homeowner's insurance is not required when renting a Florida property, it is recommended to still obtain renter's insurance to cover the cost of any damage to your personal belongings. Renter's insurance can also cover liability protection, guest medical protection, and reimbursed living expenses. Renter's insurance is relatively inexpensive and can often be added to existing car insurance for a few extra dollars a month. 
  • Know Your Lease to Buy Options: If you are not able or ready to purchase a home but have hopes to purchase in the future discuss your lease to buying options with the landlord. The landlord may agree to sell the home to you at the end of your lease. Most leases will require the renter to pay rent each month plus a little extra. The extra can be used as a down payment at the end of the lease. Having a real estate agent or lawyer look over these terms of the contract will be helpful. You'll want to have a clause in the lease for your options if your credit is not where it should be at the end of the lease. Use our mortgage calculator to find out how much you can afford if you are thinking of leasing to own. 

 

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3794 Shutterfly Way, Wellington, FL - $450,000

Rental, Barn
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,358 SQFT
  • 253 Days On Website
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An Exceptionally Designed And Well Kept Equestrian Facility Located Within Hacking Distance To Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Offering 20 Stalls, 4 Wash/grooming Stalls, A Private Office, 2 Tack Rooms, A Laundry Room, Feed Room, 1.5 ...

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12095 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL - $384,000

Rental, Barn
  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,307 SQFT
  • 322 Days On Website
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Yes, You Can Have It All! Location, Quality, Attention To Detail... Perfection! Be The First To Call This Barn Your Equestrian Home. No Expense Was Spared And No Detail Was Overlooked In Designing This One Of A Kind Equestrian Compound. 24 Meticul...

5420 Las Palmas Avenue, Wellington, FL - $350,000

Rental, Barn
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,660 SQFT
  • 95 Days On Website
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The Ultimate Equestrian Oasis. An Extremely Rare Opportunity To Acquire 12 Meticulously Manicured Acres In The Exclusive Gated Community Of Las Palmas. Intimately Private, Yet Perfectly Positioned Near Winter Equestrian Festival And Global Dressag...

3682 Princeton Place, Boca Raton, FL - $250,000

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 9 Beds
  • 16 Baths
  • 20k SQFT
  • 46 Days On Website
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Ruly One-of-a-kind 27,000+ Total Square Feet Mediterranean-styled Estate, Nestled On 1.6+ Acres Of Land In The Ultra-exclusive, Gated Princeton Estates, An Enclave Of Woodfield Country Club, The Most Exclusive Family-friendly Country Club Communit...

6360 N Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL - $250,000

Rental, Single Family Homes, Single Family Homes
  • 12 Beds
  • 17 Baths
  • 13.4k SQFT
  • 100 Days On Website
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Miami Beach's Newest Ultra-luxurious Mega-mansion! Built In 2018, The Contemporary Masterpiece Sits On 27,608-sf Lot With 112-ft Of Wf & Offers Splendid Water Views Of Biscayne Bay. No Expense Was Spared At This Home Featuring 3,000-sf Of Rooftop ...

428 S Hibiscus Dr, Miami Beach, FL - $180,000

Rental, Single Family Homes, Single Family Homes
  • 7 Beds
  • 11 Baths
  • 11k SQFT
  • 13 Days On Website
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Casa Ischia: Magnificent Modern Waterfront Estate Located On Prestigious Guard-gated Hibiscus Island. Impeccably Designed By Renowned Architect Ralph Choeff. Situated On A 19,466 Sf Pie Shaped Lot Boasting 11,503 Sf Of Living Space Plus 145 Wf Wit...

428 S Hibiscus Dr, Miami Beach, FL - $180,000

Rental, Single Family Homes, Single Family Homes
  • 7 Beds
  • 11 Baths
  • 11.5k SQFT
  • 526 Days On Website
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Casa Ischia Is An Architectural Gem By Renowned Architect Ralph Choeff. This 7 Bedroom, 8 Bathroom Home Sits On 145 Feet Of Water Frontage With Unobstructed West-facing Downtown Sunset Views, And Offers The Best Amenities Including Chef's Kitchen,...

14466 Laurel Trail, Wellington, FL - $175,000

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,974 SQFT
  • 239 Days On Website
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Location, Location, Location, Absolutely One Of The Nicest Farms In Wellington With A Fabulous Location Very Close To Wef In Saddle Trail ( 1,750 Feet ) . Stunning Remodeled Home With 5 Bedrooms And 4.5 Baths. 6 Stalls Also Available @ $15,000 Per...

14432 Belmont Trace, Wellington, FL - $160,000

Rental, Barn
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,641 SQFT
  • 146 Days On Website
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Turn-key Show Barn Minutes From The Wef Showgrounds! 12 Large, Airy Stalls, 6 Grass Paddocks, Air Conditioned Tack Room And Laundry Room, 3 Wash Stalls With Hot/cold Water, All-weather Footing Ring And A 1 Acre Grass Riding Field. 2 Bedroom/2 Bath...

15352 Sunnyland Lane, Wellington, FL - $150,000

Rental, Barn
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,186 SQFT
  • 185 Days On Website
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Equestrian Property Available For Rent For Winter Equestrian Festival . Rental Price Of $150,000 Is For A 4 Month Period And Includes : A 2/2 Guest Cottage, 12 Stall Center Isle Barn (plus 3 Additional Walk Out Stalls) 4 Wash/gromming Stalls (2 Op...

2665 Castilla Isle, Fort Lauderdale, FL - $140,000

Rental, Single
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 10.3k SQFT
  • 95 Days On Website
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Can Be Rented Weekly, Or Monthly. Rates Change With Seasons. Luxury At It's Finest. Indulge In Complete Relaxation When Stepping Foot Into This Private, Desirable Getaway Residing In The Deepest Part Of Castilla Isle. 300+ Ft Of Water (room For ...

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