As of July 1, 2020, Florida law no longer requires leases for a term of more than a year, residential or commercial, to be signed in the presence of two witnesses. In fact, witnesses are no longer required on any real property leases. See,

While the legislative bill that led to the new law was filed before the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality in Florida, many professionals within the industry have a newfound appreciation for only needing one person in a room, not three, to get a deal done.

If you should have any questions on leasing in Florida, please feel free to contact Henderson Franklin’s Real Estate team at 239-344-1100.