Fort Myers, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Unit was sold midway through lease, estoppel clearly states security to be returned upon last day of lease , nothing in

Lease states any extended time for return, new owner states Florida law allows them 30 days to return security. I have read estoppel is last word and needs to be followed?

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A: Florida law does provide 30 days to return a security deposit. If you are the tenant the problem you will have is you are not a party to the estoppel and it is very likely the buyer has not seen the estoppel. Even if the court were to grant you standing to enforce the estoppel, by the time you get to court the 30 days will have passed. Wish I had better news.

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