Saint Petersburg, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Do I have any case against my roommate or leasing company?

I moved into a nice, upscale apartment in Florida a few months back. I came home one day and my roommate had emptied his storage unit into the living room. It was so absurd you couldn't even walk through all the stuff. I told him this was unacceptable to which he replied, "They cant evict me because of covid so you will just have to deal with it." I went to the leasing office and they acknowledged the ridiculous living situation I had been put into but said, "Hes right , because of covid there is nothing we can do." He also installed cameras in the apartment without my permission with audio recording capabilities, not sure if they were hooked up. I asked him to take them down, he refused, so I removed them. I had my attorney threaten to sue. They offered to let me out of the lease if I signed an NDA. I agreed and now their lawyer is not responding to my lawyer. I would love to sue them but do I have a case? My lawyer doesn't practice this type of law

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is not clear what you want to sue them for; your roommate has too much furniture and he installed cameras which you took down already. I don't see how the furniture or the camera would be grounds for a lawsuit, but if the leasing company "offered to let [you] out of the lease if [you] signed an NDA", simply send them a confirming letter to that effect and then move out.

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