Jacksonville, FL asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Does my landlord in Florida have to let me out of lease if I have police report of domestic violence

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

A: No. Your personal problems have nothing to to do with your legal responsibility to pay your rent.

However, if you ask the landlord nicely they may let you break the lease.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
Answered
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No. I agree with Mr. Minnick.

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You may be able to get an injunction against the other party. You would be the Petitioner and the other party would be the Respondent. If an injunction is granted then the Respondent will have to stay a certain distance away from you, your residence, and your place of work. If you live together, then the Respondent will have to move out.

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