Tallahassee, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Can a apartment housing company withhold a package (muzzleloadig rifle, legal to ship to any home address). in florida

exact verbiage in housing agreement is as follows "Prohibitions. Firearms, weapons, explosives or illegal drugs of any kind are strictly prohibited anywhere on or about the

Property, including in individual apartments and bedroom spaces (except government-issued service weapons carried by duly

deputized law enforcement personnel)."

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1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You agreed to the firearms prohibition when you signed the Lease. Then, you had a weapon shipped to you. The fact that is legal to ship that item to any home address has nothing to do with the fact that the item is prohibited by contract anywhere on the premises, including your apartment.

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