Fort Pierce, FL asked in Banking and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Can my landlord request to see my bank account balance monthly

They want me to put 80% of my check to savings and make sure I do this every check and perform random checks on my account to make sure I do so, is this allowed?

Update: I'm renting a spare room in a house, I live in the spare bedroom separated from the rest of the house, they're a family friend trying to draw up a contract while I stay here and they updated it so that they could request to see my bank at any point and that if i'm not enrolled into college classes by the 15th or have a 2nd job that it would be a breach of contract and I'd be forced to leave. They gave me the updated version to sign but i'm a bit nervous too because I don't want my bank account to be open to them

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1 Lawyer Answer
Steve Louis-Charles
Steve Louis-Charles
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Absolutely not... Such a request by a landlord is greatly irregular and intrusive. It may not be sanctioned by law. Where do you rent and what are they, some type of cult?

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