Crestview, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: My question is about tenant rights in florida for a rental that has four tenants.

Im curious if I rent a house with three other people and one of the people invites a person onto the property that isnt wanted on the property by the other tenants am I rightfully allowed to tell said person to vacate the property?

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

A: When you rent an apartment or house with others, all of you lease 100% of the premises. Your housemate has every right to invite someone to the property; you have every right to not allow it. Its a housemate issue. Now, if this person causes a problem such that his or her continuing presence is the catalyst for summoning the police or causing physical damage to the premises; in which case the LL may want to terminate the lease and put your feet on the street, then all 4 of you will be out. You guys need to figure it out among yourselves.

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