University of FloridaSolutions for Your Life

Download PDF
Publication #FE400

2017 Handbook of Employment Regulations Affecting Florida Farm Employers and Workers: Florida Landlord-Tenant Law [State]1

Fritz Roka, Michael Olexa, Carol Fountain, and Jessica Fernandez2


Defines terms for termination of tenancy by either party.


The Florida Landlord-Tenant Law was amended in 1981 to include housing provided to employees as an incidence of employment with or without the payment of rent. If the dwelling unit is furnished without rent as an incident of employment and there is no agreement as to the duration of tenancy, the duration is determined by the periods for which wages are payable (i.e., weekly, monthly, etc.).

Notice Requirements

A tenancy without a specific duration may be terminated by either party giving written notice as follows:

  • Yearly: At least sixty days prior to end of annual period

  • Quarterly: At least thirty days prior to end of quarterly period

  • Monthly: At least fifteen days prior to end of monthly period

  • Weekly: At least seven days prior to end of weekly period

Additional Information

  • Chapter 83, Florida Statutes



This is EDIS document FE400, a publication of the Department of Food and Resource Economics, UF/IFAS Extension. Published 2003, revised 2009 and 2017. This handbook is produced and distributed by the UF/IFAS Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law. Originally published by Leo Polopolus. Visit the EDIS website at


Fritz Roka, associate professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL. Michael Olexa, professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, and director, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL. Carol Fountain, editor, Food and Resource Economics Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL. Jessica Fernandez, graduate student, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

This document is designed to provide accurate, current, and authoritative information on the subject. However, since the laws, administrative rulings, and court decisions on which it is based are subject to constant revision, portions of this publication could become outdated at any time. This publication is distributed with the understanding that the authors are not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice, and the information contained herein should not be regarded as a substitute for professional advice. For these reasons, the utilization of these materials by any person constitutes an agreement to hold harmless the authors, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the University of Florida for any liability claims, damages, or expenses that may be incurred by any person as a result of reference to or reliance on the information contained in this publication.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.