Wesley Chapel, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: HOw can I fight a mobile home park about them not renewing our lease for a reason that was discrimitive?

There was a problem in our park on New Years where my husband was trying to break up a fight with some residents, those residents turned against us and made reports to management that just was not true. Now they are serving us with a non-renewal. We own our home but rent the lot. We feel discriminated against. What can we do not be kicked out of our home?

2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Having been accused of violence in the course of breaking up a fight doesn't sound like discrimination on the basis of being in a suspect category (race, etc.). So, unless the mobile home park's agreement proves otherwise, they can get rid of you.

Barbara Billiot Stage agrees with this answer

A: There is no law that would require a landlord to renew your lease as long as the landlord is not engaging in discriminatory behavior. It would be very difficult to prove discrimination even if you were in a protected class (race, color, creed, religion, sex, etc.) because your husband was involved in the altercation, even if his motives were honorable in attempting to break up the fight.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

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