Zephyrhills, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Is it legal for my landlord to list my occupied property, being paid monthly, for rent 'available now' with no notice?

Pasco county Florida

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Florida, landlords must adhere to specific laws and regulations regarding tenant notifications and property listings. If your property is currently occupied and you're actively paying rent, your landlord generally cannot list it as 'available now' without providing you with proper notice. The specifics of this notice depend on the terms of your lease and Florida law, which often require communication about lease terminations or non-renewals a certain number of days in advance.

Pasco County follows the same state laws that dictate these interactions between landlords and tenants. For an occupied rental, the expectation is for the landlord to respect the current lease agreement until its expiration. Unless there's a clause in your lease that allows for such action under specific conditions, what you're describing could be considered a breach of your lease agreement or tenant rights.

It would be advisable to review your lease agreement closely and consult with a legal advisor familiar with Florida's landlord-tenant laws to understand your rights and options. Communicating with your landlord about this issue is also crucial. It might be a misunderstanding that can be resolved amicably. However, if the situation escalates, knowing your legal rights and the proper steps to take is important to protect yourself.

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