Tampa, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: My roommate didn't add me to the lease. He's now wanting to break the lease. He's only gave me 10 days. What can I do?

My friend allowed my son and I to move in. He didn't add me to the lease. I helped pay the security deposit, I pay rent and utilities. Due to him liking me , he tries to solicit things from me. Now I've refused him , he wants to break the lease. He's only given me 10 days to move and I can't be gone then . We've lived together for 5 months out of 13 months. Is there anything I can do?

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Erik A. Perez
Erik A. Perez
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Under the circumstances presented, your roomate is a cotenant. It does not appear that he has the right to evict you. Rather, the landlord wold have to initiate the eviction process. Much of the outcome in this matter depends on the landlord's position on the issue. Regardless, I'd suggest moving as quickly as possible in order to avaid an awkward situation with the "friend." Contact me if you would like to further disucss the issue.

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