Morriston, FL asked in Real Estate Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Legal Malpractice for Florida

Q: I had a Keller Williams Realtor managing my rental property and the renters destroyed it. What can I do?

-broken doors, walls, screens siding, roof, floors; dog and cat feces everywhere.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan A. Klurfeld
Jonathan A. Klurfeld
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Sue the tenants. The agent is irrelevant and is not the police and cannot be there 24/7 to make sure the tenants take care of your property. A property can be destroyed in mere hours, and it would be unreasonable fro landlord/tenant law to even check in weekly on the property condition inside; far more time that it would take to destroy it.

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