Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: My landlord wants to put a parking system in that includes stickers on our cars. Stickers $25 each and mandatory.

Parking has always been free in the complex’s private lot. Nothing in lease has ever said I agree to pay for a parking stickers. Do I have any obligation to buy these stickers or entitled to parking as I’ve always had?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mark R. Osherow
Mark R. Osherow
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Since this is for the benefit of the community, it would likely be allowed, even with the cost to you. Landlords are generally allowed to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the community. This would likely be considered reasonable, even though it includes a cost to you to participate. Of course, you could challenge the charge on the basis that it is not mandated by the terms of your lease (as you state) but this is not likely to prevail. Perhaps you should find out if an alternative is offered such as parting outside of the gate.

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