Miami, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Can a master tenant who subletted their room still live in the house?

Master tenant subleased room and moved with bf. They broke up and master tenant moved back, but subletter still lives here and master tenant has taken over living quarters. Is this legal? Can master tenant regain control of premises with sublease still occurring?

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Dennis Chen
Dennis Chen
  • Winter Garden, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The rights of the master tenant and subleasing tenant are governed by the lease between the parties. The lease should specify the area that you leased and how much control you have. Does the lease state that you will have exclusive use of the premises? It all comes down to the lease terms.

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