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
  • 18 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 B...

14466 Laurel Trail, Wellington, FL - $350,000

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,974 SQFT
  • 24 Days On Website
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Location, Location, This Fabulous Rental Is The Best Location In Wellington With A Luxury Home And A 15 -17 Stall Barn. It Will Not Disappont Even The Most Discriminating Professional. Lots Of Grooms Qtrs And Parking, Only 1750 Ft From The Showg...

14169- Belmont Trace, Wellington, FL - $290,000

Rental, Barn
  • 7 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 1,930 SQFT
  • 26 Days On Website
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Meticulously Maintained 16 Stall L Shaped Center Aisle Barn, 4 Plus Acres, 7 Paddocks, 2 Feed Rooms, 2 Tack/office Rooms, 4 Wash Stalls, 2 Inside And 2 Outside, 4 Washer/dryer Sets,2 Two Bedroom 2 Bath Apartments In Separate Cottage By Barn, With ...

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

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 9 Beds
  • 16 Baths
  • 20k SQFT
  • 174 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
  • 228 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 ...

15636 Sunnyland Lane, Wellington, FL - $195,000

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,782 SQFT
  • 74 Days On Website
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom 4 Bath Home With 12 Stalls And 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Grooms Apartment Available For Lease. New 220x140 All Weather Jump Ring With Martin Collins Clopf Footing. Round Pen And Great Turnout. Reserve Now For 2020 Season. Located In T...

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2088 Appaloosa Trail, Wellington, FL - $175,000

Rental, Barn
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SQFT
  • 4 Days On Website
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Saddle Trail Park, 7 Min. Hack To Wef On Bridle Trail, .4yr Old State Of The Art 16 Stall Center Aisle Barn Includes A Charming, Separate 2 Bd. Guest Cottage. This Dream Barn And Has Every Feature An Equestrian Could Desire. Including A Lovely Vi...

14829 Rolling Rock Place, Wellington, FL - $175,000

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,219 SQFT
  • 77 Days On Website
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Stunning 2 Story Traditional Home With All The Necessary Equestrian Amenities And Situated On 2.46 Acres, One Of The Largest Single-parcel Properties In Saddle Trail. 5-6 Bedroom Home With Loft Area Plus Den/ Exercise Room. Stunning Master Balcony...

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4700 Garden Point Trail, Wellington, FL - $165,000

Rental, Barn
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 6,271 SQFT
  • 5 Days On Website
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Beautiful Barn And Fantastic Facility In Gated Palm Beach Point, With Access To Great Galloping Trails. Included In Lease Is 12 Of 14 Stalls, 5 Paddocks, 1 Walker To Be Added This Summer, Outdoor Arena, Beautiful Riders' Lounge, 1 Storage Room 10'...

14883 Equestrian Way, Wellington, FL - $160,000

Rental, Single Family Homes
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 4,710 SQFT
  • 46 Days On Website
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Incredibly Close Hack To Wef, On The Paved Side Of Saddle Trail Park. 12 Stalls Available For Rent In 15 Stall Barn, Shared With Owner. Jumpers Preferred. Tenant Will Have Own Separate Tackroom, Shared Feedroom, And Shared Use Of Laundry Facilitie...

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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2019 at 4:00am EDT.