Miami, FL asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I am a property owner of a 4-plex in which a rental co has long term lease for all units.

Can I trespass their maintenance worker/gardener if they are defacing my property during the course of their work. Example, spray painting on building where they want tenants to place trashcans, even after they have been told by property owner that they will be placed somewhere else.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Depends on what you mean by "trespass". You probably can get away with peaceably confronting the worker and notifying them that you are the owner and that they are not to deface your property. Follow it up with a mailed notice to the lessee, perhaps from your attorney.

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