Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I have been on a month to month lease for three years. The property was recently sold and the new owner mailed a letter

stating that there would be a rent increase of $200.00 plus I would have to pay the additional difference in the security deposit. I have lived here for 10 years so there is some wear and tare on the property. Can he evict me for none payment of the difference in security deposit? I plan on moving I just havent found a place yet.

1 Lawyer Answer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As a month to month tenant your lease is technically only 30 days in length. Thus the new owner can change the rent and up the security deposit. So yes the new landlord can evict you.

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