Tallahassee, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Thank you for the response.

Thank you for the response. Back taxes aren’t an issue. I was stating that there were taxes owed. I’m just trying to find out if I have a leg to stand on here. The person I initially rented from is no longer the owner and the current owner is dead with no heirs that I’m aware of.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: 1. Sorry, but no, you have no LEGAL leg to stand on. Yet.

2. On the other hand you do not have to move at the end of September; nor do you have to keep paying rent to the person who told you to leave--because they do not own the place; the real owner does.

3. So who's the real owner you may ask?

4. Get up and go find out who owns the house, either by looking at the last deed on file at the Leon County courthouse, or look at the county's current statements for real estate taxes owed.

5. If you have no idea how to do it, call a local Tallahassee lawyer and pay them a small fee to go find out for you.

6. Then, after you learn who the owner is, come back here and ask what to do next.

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