We rent a condominium in Aventura, FL. Recently we had an electrical inspection, where the result was the condo being condemned. The owner wants to sell instead of repair the problems. Is there anything we can do?
Unless you have a written lease that says otherwise, you are not obligated to pay any more rent because you will be required to move. If you do have a written lease you can be sure the landlord will not renew it because he cannot do that if the condo is condemned. Finally, suing is possible, but...Read more »
The executive order signed by Governor DeSantis is subject to a lot of controversy and legal interpretation. The latest order puts a moratorium on evictions of those affected by COVID-19 with no definition of what qualifies as "affected." Landlords have started filing evictions and it...Read more »
We lost our jobs due to pandemic and will be homeless by Sept30 We have 4 kids and 2 have special needs. We cant find a home to rent and cant show working income so we have NOWHERE to go. I dont know what to do. For being long time tenants and paying our rent we cant even qualify to move because... Read more »
There is nothing anyone can do about the landlord's decision not to renew your lease at the end of September. The good news is that September 30 (BTW, there is no 31st) is at least 52 days away, which sounds like more than enough time for you to locate some local city or county agencies...Read more »
My landlord has charged $150 for labor costs from my security deposit for things I didn’t damage and that were documented in my walk through. The labor cost is to cover fixing a ceramic wall mounted toilet paper holder that broke a few days after we moved in that we documented. Normal wear and... Read more »
They cannot evict you in 3 days. Read the notice. However, if you don't pay the rent in full by the end of the 3 days they can file a complaint for eviction subject to the governor's executive order governing eviction actions during the pandemic. It doesn't matter what anyone told...Read more »
My tenant brought in a dog we had agreed to with an increase of rent and the condition that it be muzzled for the protection of others. She is now refusing. Can I require her to do so and take another actions?
I moved out of my apartment on 6/24 & got a final statement of $0 on 7/17. I received a new statement on 7/30 for $35 for broken blinds. It is my understanding that it should fall under normal wear and tear. The blinds cost $6 at any local store. Can they really charge me this especially since... Read more »
Yes they can, and it doesn't matter than blinds cost $6.00 at some store. The LL has to pay someone to remove the old blinds and install new ones. Why would broken blinds be normal wear and tear? Dirty blinds, sure.
Our property management company sent us a welcome letter stating we did not have to pay rent for the first month due to a special but later stated we owed for the month after the invoice was paid. Is this legal?
We are currently outside US and we received this news without stating any reason for the lock change. Also she said she will let us into our properly paid apt only during office hours and after a personal appointment (during pandemics!). We live in South Miami, Florida; international students from... Read more »
When I left my apartment for the summer, I turned off the fridge because I thought it would save some money, not knowing I wasn't supposed to do that. I had left a few condiments in there, and a friend who visited the house while I was gone told me something had gone bad and that it smelled. I... Read more »
There's no way to predict. But since you erred in turning it off when you were instructed to not do so, you are probably responsible. I don't think its reasonable to expect the LL wait for you do clean it. Have you ever cleaned a refrigerator that stunk because of rotted food? Its very...Read more »
My upstairs neighbor neglected To fix his leak and over the course of six months has been flooding me with poop water. He ruined my Venetian paint with yellow stains. In March he said he will fix it and I have been waiting ever since and today he told me he is only responsible to paint with regular... Read more »
We’ve been residing at this home for nearly 3 years now and we were just wondering what our rights are if they randomly decided to kick us out. They don’t ask that we pay rent, but we both do work and go to college. We pay all of our own bills and buy groceries, etc...
Yes, elderly parents can "evict" their adult children and their adult grandchildren--although this decision may have unintended consequences. Why not hire a Florida family lawyer who is also experienced in Florida Elder Law? It will probably be well worth whatever it might cost.
Gave 60 days notice to move out at end of contract at the end of August. She finally agreed for me to do virtual showings of the rental since I asked to not have in person showings because I'm 6 months pregnant (covid). But then she texted me saying that if it doesn't rent I'm liable... Read more »
Assuming that you gave notice in the manner and method *required by your lease* and you vacate on or before Aug 30, you would not be liable for September. Of course, there could be something in your lease contract that muddies the waters, but generally the answer is no, you cannot be liable for...Read more »
6 years ago, I broke a lease. My roommate and I were both on the lease. The apartment company came after me with the full amount. I paid half. The full amount was still listed in my credit report. My roommate contacted them and they discharged the full amount. The debt no longer shows on my report... Read more »
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It looks like you already have good legal insight into your matter, and it looks like you essentially hit the relevant practice areas of law you need. An experienced collections defense attorney should know what to do...Read more »
We are month to month Tennants and the office is currently closed due the Pandemic. We are currently receiving text messages from the management team providing us Tennant's with updates, policy changes etc. Can we provide our intent to vacate premises (teminate month to month agreement) by... Read more »
READ YOUR LEASE. If the lease requires you to provide notice by carrier pigeon, you need to send it by carrier pigeon. It probably requires you to send it by certified mail, return receipt requested to a specific address. Don't assume that the payment address is the notice address. Updates and...Read more »
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