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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XL
Chapter 715
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F.S. 715.102
715.102 Definitions of terms used in ss. 715.10-715.111.As used in ss. 715.10-715.111, unless some other meaning is clearly indicated, the term:
(1) “Landlord” means any operator, keeper, lessor, or sublessor of furnished or unfurnished premises for rent, or her or his agent or successor-in-interest.
(2) “Owner” means any person other than the landlord who has any right, title, or interest in personal property.
(3) “Premises” includes any common areas associated therewith.
(4) “Reasonable belief” means the actual knowledge or belief a prudent person should have without making an investigation, including any investigation of public records; except that, when the landlord has specific information indicating that such an investigation would more probably than not reveal pertinent information and the cost of such an investigation would be reasonable in relation to the probable value of the personal property involved, the term “reasonable belief” includes the actual knowledge or belief a prudent person would have if such an investigation were made.
(5) “Tenant” includes any paying guest, lessee, or sublessee of any premises for rent, whether a dwelling unit or not.
History.s. 11, ch. 83-151; s. 840, ch. 97-102.