Fort Myers, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Florida

Q: Folks got locked out of their rental. How do I get the realtor to let them back in? Says HOA did not approve app.

My folks 87 & 89 sold their house moved into a condo, rent until close. Now realtor is kicking them out & changed locks. They have 2 cats that’s the HOA does not allow but they were not aware when they made the deal and the HOA will not approve their rental application. They paid 1 month upfront and earnest money for the purchase. The realtor says they have to move out tomorrow. And he also got them out of the house by turning off the power then he proceeded to change the locks when they went to say at a hotel for the night.

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Lauren Nagel Richardson
Lauren Nagel Richardson
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is more of a real estate or a landlord tenant question than an elder law question. I would suggest that you choose one of those categories are resubmit your question.

A: Your parents need to hire a real estate litigator immediately. There is nothing that can be said in an online forum that would solve their problem. Almost all condo associations in Florida require an application for approval. The realtor knew or should have known this.

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