Inventory is falling and rents are rising. What's a prospective tenant supposed to do? Here are some tips on how to find a suitable place to live.

  1. The eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2021. Evictions take 3-4 weeks in Florida to work their way through the courts. Therefore, I'd expect to see an increase in available units the first week in September.
  2. Offer $25 - $50 more than the listed rent amount. This should help you if there are competing bids or your credit score is on the low side.
  3. Search for professionally managed apartment communities. They may not care about your credit score and may be able to approve your application within 24 hours. Call the number on the ad and ask them about any concerns you may have. Floor plans are usually available online.
  4. You can visit us at and choose Advanced Search on the search box to find MLS-listed rental properties.