Fort Pierce, FL asked in 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

Update 2: instead of rent theyre asking to see my account since the goal is to save to move elsewhere but I still feel uncomfortable with them having access whenever they want and having that chance to penalize me in case I need more than that remaining 20% for gas and good since I live pretty far from my

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Alex McClure
Alex McClure
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends on what your agreement is. If you sign to those terms, then those are your terms. If you do not, then they are not.

There is no required provision for what you describe in FL, but again its up to your agreement that you sign.

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