Tenant Defense Attorney

If you are a tenant in the middle of a dispute with your landlord it is beneficial to know what rights you have under the law. If you have a written lease, it should be carefully reviewed. The Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act prevails over the contents of the lease.

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Many tenants lose the fight with their landlords.

In Florida, many, many tenants are evicted every day without notice to the tenant by the court because many tenants do not:
  • Understand the leases that they have signed;
  • Understand how to make a landlord properly perform repairs;
  • Understand what to do to get their security deposits back;
  • Understand how to properly with hold rent;
  • Understand how to properly terminate a lease or landlord/tenant relationship;
  • Understand how to stop a landlord from illegally accessing the rental premises;
  • Understand how to respond to an eviction complaint;
  • Understand which arguments are effective in an eviction court proceeding.

However, tenants no longer have to suffer…

More often than not, Landlords win these disputes because LANDLORDS, generally, have lots of money, and, therefore, they are, generally, represented by attorneys. Tenants, on the other hand, do not have the thousands of dollars to hire an attorney.

The Law Office of Debi V. Rumph unbundles legal services—allowing tenants to pay for only the services they need or that they can afford.

The use of our services will put your landlord on notice that you are either represented by an attorney—or being advised by an attorney—making the landlord think twice before attempting to evict you, failing to perform repairs that you have requested, keep the your security deposit, or refuse to agree to terminate your lease.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Debi V. Rumph is an Orlando native of 45 years, with strong ties to the community where she lives and serves.

Debi graduated from UCF in the Legal Studies program in 1995. After graduating from the University of Florida, College of Law, Debi focused in construction law, commercial landlord tenant law, and general commercial litigation at a major and national law firm.+

Following that experience, Debi taught at the FAMU College of Law as a professor of law for 3 years.

While a law professor, she became a published scholar.
After becoming a published scholar, Debi established the Residential Real Estate Law Firm, which provided services in the areas of: landlord and tenant, real estate closings, homeowner disputes with homeowner associations and insurance companies, and construction law. 

The Residential Real Estate Law Firm also provided services in the areas of wills, probate, living wills, and guardianships.

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