Jennifer Mantoni

Jennifer Mantoni

Mantoni Legal, P.A.
  • Landlord Tenant, Real Estate Law, Construction Law...
  • Florida
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Mantoni Legal offers an exceptionally dedicated personal approach to our clients and their cases. We provide the commitment you deserve, with a unique and in-depth understanding of the defenses and rights available to Landlords and Property Owners. Mantoni Legal will provide you efficient and reliable service, and take the time to give your case the personalized attention it deserves. Clients will receive unparalleled transparency through regular case updates and direct attorney contact to assure you that we are diligently handling your matter. With our modernized, better fee arrangements, to include flat fee evictions and multi-unit discounts, we will ease your concerns over exorbitant attorney's fees.

Avoid unnecessary legal problems by contacting Mantoni Legal for a free consultation.

Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
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    Offering better fee arrangements to include flat fees and multi-volume discounts
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  • English
Professional Experience
Mantoni Legal, P.A.
Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Florida Atlantic University
M.A. (2011)
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University of South Florida
B.A. (2007)
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2019 Best of Charlotte Winner - Attorney Jennifer Mantoni
Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda Sun Newspapers
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar # 0113342
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BNI Harbor Professionals
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Florida Manufactured Housing Association
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Articles & Publications
Thesis: America's Transformation to Universal Healthcare
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FMHA - Conference
Florida Manufactured Housing Association
Florida Licensed Realtor
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Florida Eviction Lawyer Advice
Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. If I signed a year long lease with my apartment landlord, can he sell the apartment before the year is up?
A: The landlord can sell the property but the new owner must take the property subject to your lease. The landlord nor the new owner can force you to leave unless a valid reason exists to terminate your tenancy. Unless there is a provision in your lease stating otherwise, your lease does not terminate when landlord sells. Again, by law, the new owner takes ownership subject to your lease - meaning your lease continues and the new owner becomes your new landlord.
Q. Can the landlord interfere with my private life or my girlfriends private life for no reason?
A: If the behavior doesn’t stop you’ll need to hire a lawyer to put him on notice that his behavior is in violation of Florida law. If he threatens you or your girlfriend in any way call the police. Florida law does not permit him to simply withhold your deposit- he must have a valid reason to do so. Nothing in what you stated above would justify him keeping your deposit.
Q. 3 day notice
A: Pay whatever you think you owe immediately. Advise your landlord in writing that the amounts on the notice are not accurate. Provide them proof of this. If they file for eviction you need to immediately respond to the complaint and deposit what amounts you think are past due into the court registry and file a motion to determine rent.
Q. I was left an eviction notice on my door today. It stated it was a 7 day curable eviction
A: Landlord did not necessarily have to give you 12 hours notice-it depends on why they entered the property which isn’t clear from the above and I’m sure their reason for entering would coincide with the notice they gave. I suggest taking care of the alleged violation (if it exists) so that they don’t send you a subsequent notice to vacate. If you disagree with their reasons for the notice state your position in writing and send it to the landlord, but a seven day to cure is just a warning so there isn’t much to do now.
Q. Can a landlord withhold half of a security deposit for repainting? The place was left immaculate.
A: It depends. It would be worth a call or letter from an attorney to try and get the deposit back in full. This is especially so since you paid for other items that traditionally a tenant doesn’t pay for. It sounds as if she is wanting you to pay the cost to repaint the property in order to sell it-which isn’t proper.
Q. Can I accept the rent payment and move forward with eviction?
A: It depends, I really need more facts. Are they paid in full now? Did you actually accept payment? If so, how long have you had the payment? An attorney would need all the facts to advise you accordingly. You may need to renotice for the amounts past due and amend the eviction complaint (I’m not sure if by “eviction papers” you mean the three day notice or the summons/complaint. The next steps you need to take depend on that as well.
Q. Ok the person who pays me is in jail he might probably be in jail for 1 year next month rent do on the 5 the girlfriend
A: You need to evict whomever lives in your property and/or who has a right to live in your property. Evict both of them.
Q. Landlord texted me today and said he needs me out by 3/1. Is this legal
A: If you pay rent monthly and have no lease, you have a month to month tenancy which requires the landlord to give you no less than 15 days notice prior to the end of that month. But the notice must be delivered to you in accordance with 83.56(4) Florida statute. Short answer yes, your landlord can terminate your tenancy if done properly.
Q. Can a landlord evict us if we ask for repairs to be done? Dishwasher hasn't worked in 2 months. Now blaming us
A: No, a landlord cannot evict you for that reason as you state it and, in fact, doing so may be considered a retaliatory eviction.
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Contact & Map
1777 Tamiami Trail
Suite 409
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Telephone: (239) 687-3828
Cell: (239) 687-3828
Fax: (855) 740-1933