If a tenant lives outside the state and wants to accept rents at a non-government bank with a branch in Florida, we recommend that the landlord seek legal advice as to whether this is contrary to Florida law. The law states that rent advances and bonds must be held at a “florida banking institution,” but does not specify exactly what that means. (Section 83.49(1)(a), Florida Statute) If so, you need to align your security with the new rent, which means you only have to pay the difference. This is a common practice. As a general rule, state courts make certain arrangements to easily settle surety disputes, for example.B. for small claims, conciliation or rental/tenant courts. If you are involved in a dispute over a surety, either as a landlord or as a tenant, an owner-tenant lawyer can help. Never check out directly on behalf of an owner. I managed a property, and the owner re-signed the management contract with effect from today…