Only if the lease says the landlord can do it. Ask the manager which lease provision permits rental increase during the lease term. If not permitted under the lease, you may want to hire an attorney to send a letter, or if you cannot afford that because you're indigent, contact your local...View More
With help from my family I was able to escape an extremely abusive marriage. I’ve been living alone, in hiding from my estranged Husband for the past two years while my lawyer has been working to overcome my Husband’s (& his Counsel’s) deliberate delays as well as both of them obstructing... View More
In Florida, it is typically permissible for your husband's lawyer to contact your landlord, especially if it is relevant to the ongoing legal proceedings. However, given your concerns about privacy and safety, it's important to take steps to protect yourself. First, discuss your concerns...View More
What should I do I was terrified and scared to go to sleep I stayed up the entire night.My daughter literally scratched until blood was coming out her arms from the bed bugs.I asked for a full refund the owner said no and denied that there were any bugs when I have videos and pictures of the bugs... View More
You must review AirBnb's terms and conditions for resolving disputes. They have a process that you agreed to when you reserved the unit. That process entails first contacting the unit owner with your proposal for resolving the issue (for example, demanding a full refund), then there are...View More
I live in Palm Harbor FL at a ZRS Managed Property. From day one they were aggressively adamant that I had to use WOWAY Internet Provider since that's who they worked with. I found that a little odd since in my decades of living in Apartment Complexes from New York to New Orleans I had never... View More
Welcome to Florida -- yes, it's different. Generally, the way I interpret this is the service providers cannot demand it is exclusive but that would not stop an owner from requiring a tenant to use an exclusive provider. Tenants have the option of entering into a lease with all kinds of...View More
If you've rented a studio in Florida that has issues with mold and mildew, and city officials have deemed the place to be illegal, there are several steps you should consider taking. First and foremost, document the issues thoroughly with clear photos and videos, both inside and outside the...View More
If the leak was caused by a pipe serving just your unit, even if it did not damage your unit, you are liable. If the leak is caused by your A/C, water heater, dishwasher, drains, toilets, etc., you are liable for the damage. This is why it is important to have insurance -- that and in case of a...View More
A "lack of prosecution" hearing is for the plaintiff (person suing) to show the judge why the case should not be dismissed, generally because nothing has happened in it for some time. You don't need to show up, and it will be dismissed eventually unless you can be served with...View More
One would have to read the "letter" to be sure, but it appears that someone, perhaps your landlord, sued to evict you. The judge appears to have dismissed the case "with prejudice"; that means that the plaintiff (the person who sued you) is not allowed to sue you again for the same thing.
Your best option is to offer your landlord a sum of money acceptable to the landlord to extend your seven day move-out notice. Since your reported the landlord to code enforcement, expect the amount requested for an extension to be significantly higher than simply prorated rent.
Storage facility policies regarding taking pictures of the inside of storage units can vary. In some cases, storage facilities may have clauses in their rental agreements that allow them to take pictures of units for inventory or documentation purposes. It's important to carefully review the...View More
In Florida, as in many other states, landlords have the right to consider a prospective tenant's credit history when making rental decisions. A credit score is often used by landlords as a factor in determining whether to approve an applicant's rental application. However, there are...View More
If you mean the landlord filed an eviction suit, and by "expunge", you mean erased from the court records, the answer is no. That would be the case whether you win or lose the lawsuit. If the eviction suit is still pending, hire a lawyer to try to get it resolved without an eviction...View More
34.17.1 You agree and acknowledge that this Property has been designated as a smoke-free living environment. You, Your Occupants, guests or invites shall not smoke or permit others to smoke anywhere in or on the Property. You shall inform Your Occupants, guests and invitees of the no... View More
It would be my guess the police cannot arrest anyone unless they witness them smoking the pot themselves and have access to the outside area to make the arrest. Police do not usually use recordings from third parties as the sole basis of an arrest.
The apartment complex is likely not doing...View More
Typically, the terms regarding rent and notice periods should be outlined in your lease agreement. It's essential to review your lease carefully to determine the specific terms and obligations in your situation. Lease agreements can vary, and they often dictate the rights and responsibilities...View More
If he is violating Florida laws or a probate court order regarding your duty as the personal representative, you can request that the court hold the sibling in contempt. It is typically an in-depth legal request, so you will likely want an attorney to represent you. Schedule a free consultation to...View More
Of town but they paid their 1st month’s rent through the residential portal and notified the leasing office that they will not be able to move until 07/05. On 07/05, my daughter went to pick up the key and she was informed that they needed to sign a new lease. The new lease is $280 more a month... View More
I find it difficult to believe that the lease can be "cancelled" simply because they didn't move in at the beginning of the lease term. You might want to review the text of the lease for any language that might suggest that. If they refuse to put it in writing, it wouldn't...View More
If he rented the house to his sister, unless she has a lease, his personal representative can give her notice to, in a timely manner, vacate the premises. If she has a lease, she can probably continue to occupy the house until the end of that lease.
Yes, they can but whether or not it is applicable to a current owner has yet been addressed in a published opinion by appellate courts. In my opinion, they cannot be applied retroactively but it would take a judicial decision to convince some association attorneys. Condominium statutes prohibit...View More
No, he cannot breach the lease contract without consequences. In general, he will be obligated for the monthly payments until a new tenant can sign a lease and start making payments. He probably should contact the landlord (or property manager), explain that he cannot continue to make the...View More
Tenant paid $118 rather than $850 via Zelle. The payment was automatically posted upon receipt with an email afterwards with notification of the deposit. The Tenant followed up with a statement that they felt their rent was too high and not justified and was only willing to pay $667/month and the... View More
Tenants don't get to set the rate for rent and hopefully you have a written lease agreement. There are specific technical requirements for providing a tenant with a notice to vacate and the length of time to provide the notice depends on the lease terms. I encourage you to consult with a...View More
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