Miami, FL asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Find out if a very restrictive addendum that is referenced in the lease is binding, since the landlord didn't sign it

I am in City of Miami (Miami-Dade), FL, renting one unit in a duplex home & have had issues with my landlord and he's not willing to let me out of the lease without paying an early termination fee or liquidated damages, I'm willing to provide 60 days notice and he's likely to get higher rent from a new tenant because of the market. The addendum only had a place for the tenants to sign, not the landlord.

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Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hello! It is difficult to give a good answer to your question without reviewing the lease and addendum. You should consult with a landlord tenant attorney in Miami. The attorney will need to review the exact wording of the lease and addendum agreements in order to give you advise as to your options.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As long as the addendum has your signature on it, the landlord can enforce it against you.

Worse yet, if the landlord did not sign it, then you cannot enforce it against them.

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