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,  http://laws.flrules.org/2020/102

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 me at michael.lehnert@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1184.