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Common Rental Property Code Violations for Landlords in Fort Myers, FL

Jonathan Maloy - Thursday, November 10, 2016

As a landlord, you are responsible for maintaining a property that meets all codes, laws, rules, and regulations. There are several common code violations we have noticed in Lee County, Florida, and today we’re sharing some landlord tips with rental property owners so you can avoid these mistakes.

Trash and Debris

Any material that can be considered a nuisance or a threat to public safety and health cannot be allowed to accumulate on your property. That includes abandoned furniture, abandoned appliances, trash, broken glass, cans, and things of that nature.

Yard Compliance

Make sure to be in compliance with your yard. Grass and weeds cannot be taller than a foot anywhere on the property.

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehicles cannot be stored outside. They must be inside, and if there is a car outside of the property, it must be properly registered and licensed. It also needs to be operational. Keep it in a space that is approved by law, such as a parking lot or a driveway.

Clear Address Numbers

For a quicker response time and ease in mail delivery, have an address number that’s in a visible space on your mailbox or your home. Use contrasting colors for those numbers so they can be easily seen.

Trash and Recycling

All your trash and recycling must be in approved containers. Your tenants cannot place those containers in front of the home more than 24 hours in advance of collection time.

Animal Complaints

Animal complaints are made routinely, and most complaints should be referred to the Lee County animal control center. No farm animals are allowed within 300 feet of any residence in a residential area.

Maintaining the Home

As a property owner, you are responsible for taking care of the property and keeping it in compliance with any codes and regulations. It needs to be habitable and maintained.

These laws vary in each state and county. If you have any questions about these issues or anything pertaining to property management in Fort Myers, we’d be happy to help you. Please contact us at Complete Realty Solutions and Rentals by Mark.

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