Can I rent my home to a tenant and keep the homestead exemption?

If you rent your home to a tenant, you can lose your homestead exemption. However, a provision in state law allows you to rent your home for a short term without affecting your homestead exemption. You can rent your home after January 1 of any year and still keep the homestead for that year, as long as the property is not rented for more than 30 days per calendar year for two consecutive years. See section 196.061(1), Florida Statutes.
Category: Property Tax
Sub-Category: Homestead Exemption
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