Winter Haven, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I received rental assistance can I be evicted ?

I received a notice of cleaning or possession notice my landlord posted a letter stating I must clean the outside of my property or I will be evicted. My husband has a tree business we are staying at a small duplex but he has his trailers outside and other items we have as well. Out r backyard was cut off due to him selling the bar next door and they needed parking space. Is this legal ? He got paid through the government on my behalf and now he is trying to evict .

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

A: It sounds like rent is not the issue, but the stuff outside. Generally usually, leases provide that the tenant must keep the outside of the rented property looking neat by specifying certain things that must be done or not be done. A duplex is not a place to keep the trailers that belong to a tree business, so it appears that the landlord wants you to either clean the place up or out you go. As always, you should consult an attorney with your lease and any notice you've received from your landlord.

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