Fort Walton Beach, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: So, from what I've read, the tenant has no legal right to contest an 'eviction' notice regardless of nature.

I currently rent through an LLC, have been in this home for 10+ years. Spoke with the property manager who claims I was not on a yearly lease and that my month to month was no longer going to be honored. Please bear in mind I did know I was on a month to month. I am not behind on rent even through the pandemic of 2020 I maintained rent payments.

My question to you, with the ongoing covid crisis, rental property shortages and facing homeless status, there is nothing I can do legally to stay in my rental property until I find another place? I find it hard to believe that landlords want you out just so they can double the rent for someone else to move in.

Do I have any legal recourse?

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

A: A landlord can terminate a month-to month tenancy with 15 days notice (the notice must be a valid written notice delivered according to the requirements of the Lease or statute). Termination of a tenancy is not an eviction, so none of the COVID rules, regulations or pronouncements from on high have any bearing on the matter. Landlords do not need a reason to terminate a tenancy. You have no legal right to remain after your tenancy ends.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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

A: Just wanted to add that--if you are "renting through an LLC" that you own, you have no protection from eviction because the eviction moratorium does not apply to LLCs as the tenant.

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