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Florida Statutes 83.57 - Termination of tenancy without specific term

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A tenancy without a specific duration, as defined in s. 83.46(2) or (3), may be terminated by either party giving written notice in the manner provided in s. 83.56(4), as follows:
   (1) When the tenancy is from year to year, by giving not less than 60 days' notice prior to the end of any annual period;
   (2) When the tenancy is from quarter to quarter, by giving not less than 30 days' notice prior to the end of any quarterly period;
   (3) When the tenancy is from month to month, by giving not less than 15 days' notice prior to the end of any monthly period; and
   (4) When the tenancy is from week to week, by giving not less than 7 days' notice prior to the end of any weekly period.
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meda: ...
does the 15 day notice for month to month agreement have to be from the 15 of any month

December 24, 2011
Steven Daily: ... http://www.lawserver.com
I am not sure I understand your question. To terminate a month-to-month lease effective January 31, the notice must be given at least 15 days before that. That's around the January 16th. But don't cut it close. Add a day or two to be safe.

December 24, 2011
meda: ...
sorry for the confusion my problem is this i need my house empty on the 9th of january and my renter knows this from the 22nd of december this month does he have the right to stay untill february the 1st?

December 24, 2011
Steven Daily: ... http://www.lawserver.com
When is the rent due each month? If the 1st, that indicates that the monthly least period is the entire month.

December 24, 2011
meda: ...
i have no contract with my renter only verbal month to month i did not understand your answer about that if the rent is due on the 1st that indicates that the monthly least period? did you mean lease i just need to know if my december 22 notice counts towards the 15 days notice? what is your profession?

December 24, 2011
meda: ...
could you please answer my previous question regarding the 15 day notice to my tenant he is there only verbally month to month if i gave him notice on the 22 december does he have the right to stay untill feb 1st or is it enough notice from the 22 until the 5th of january thanks

January 01, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
The reason I asked when the rent is due is that in absence of a contract, the rent due date normally indicates what day of the month the month-to-month lease runs from. Assuming your tenant paid rent on the 1st of each month, that would mean the your tenant would have the right to the space until the end of January.

January 03, 2012
meda: ...
do you know the rules for a roomate contract and where to buy a contract

January 03, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
There are no "rules" for such contracts other than the general law of all contracts (mutual agreement, consideration, etc.). I don't know of any such contracts for sale, but you might find this sample helpful:

January 03, 2012
Christopher Ruiz: ...
My landlord just posted a letter on my door stating Non-Renewal Notice. When I called and I asked why he said he sent a letter in the mail and gave my wife a letter. I never got either. I never received a phone call or anything but this letter. My lease expired in september 30,2012 and when my wife dropped off the rent check for september she told them she wanted to renew the lease, but she never signed anything. I thought they would just send me the renewal paper work like last year. The said they're choosing to not renew due to the fact we violated the lease agreement three times by getting pets. Their giving until October 19 to leave and we got the notice today October 2. They cited Florida Statute 83.57 and I read it. I'm still unclear about my rights. Can you help?

October 02, 2012
isabel: ...
My lease was for 1 year, after the lease ended, they either had another 12 month lease, or month to month. I decided to do the month to month since i was not sure if my job was going to transfer me or not, so i did not want to sign another 12 month lease. however when my job did tell me i had to leave, i gave a 30 day notice, but i am reading that the florida statue 83.57 says if its month to month you are required to give only 15 days, so why did they ask that I give 30 days? I ended up living earlier, in 15 days, and they made me pay the pro rate amount, for the rent for the additional 15 days, even though i vacated the apartment earlier.

December 12, 2012
uncertain single parent: ...
I had been given an eviction notice for removal in 15 days. I have 3 kids, ages 13, 10, and 9 and one is a type 1 diabetic. In past years I thought they couldn't give such short notice if you have kids in the household. Is this accurate?

December 12, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
A landlord is generally not obligated to renew a lease, and does not need to give you a reason for not renewing. When a yearly lease expires it generally converts to a month-to-month, and only 15 days' notice is required.

The landlord can ask for 30 days' notice, but with a month-to-month the tenant is only obligated to give 15 days' notice. If the tenant instead gives 30 days' notice but only stays in the apartment for 15 of them, the tenant is on the hook for all 30 days.

Uncertain Single Parent,
The presence of children does not affect the length of notice required. When a judge orders an eviction, the presence of children may weigh in his or her decision as to how many days to allow the tenant to move out.

Steve Daily

December 13, 2012
Steven Harper: ...
I have a month-to-month lease agreement with a real estate management co. for the owner of the home I rent. The owner got a sales contract in November on the home. The owner's real estate agent sent me an e-mail stating that there was a scheduled closing set for Dec. 28 and asked in the e-mail if I would confirm that I would vacate the home by Dec. 27 prior to the Dec. 28 scheduled closing. I e-mailed back 'confirmed'. Since it was a 'sale pending' and there's no guarantees to a qualification or closing, I paid for the month of December. I have not received a termination or a 'notice to vacate' from the management co. that I have the lease agreement with. Question: Does the e-mail from owner's real estate agent qualify as a notice to vacate or termination of month-to-month lease agreement? The lease management co. knows nothing about the sale of the home. Thank you.

December 13, 2012
Steven Harper: ...
PS... If the answer to the above question is 'no, it does not qualify ', by what date does the owner's management co. need to give me a 'notice to vacate' and by what means does that written notice need to be served? Thank you again.

December 13, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
While we cannot provide legal advice, to terminate a month-to-month tenancy a formal written 15-day notice explicitly terminating the tenancy in so many words must be mailed or delivered to the tenant, or left at the premises if the tenant is absent. Informal emails "confirming" a tenant's future plans do not satisfy Florida law.

The owner may claim that even if the email did not satisfy the requirements for terminating a tenancy, your confirmation constituted a binding "agreement" or contract, and that you are liable for any damages resulting from your breach (i.e., failure to move out as "promised"). The trouble the owner will probably have is that for an agreement to be binding, the promising party must have received some "consideration" (compensation or return benefit) from the promise. For example, a tenant might agree in writing to move out on a certain date in exchange for $50. A court might enforce that. Burt here you don't indicate that you received anything in return for "confirming" you would move out by the 28th.

Steve Daily

December 14, 2012
Steven Harper: ...
No 'consideration' received and no notice from anyone that the closing is even going to take place. It was a 'pending' sale and a 'scheduled' closing. There has been no update what so ever as to where we are at. I contacted the management co. out of courtesy and they have not been notified by anyone even about the 'pending' sale. So at this point we were not sure whether we had to be out by Jan 1st. or we had the month of January. We've rented the home for 15 years, never a day late or a single issue. Like I said, 'no consideration'. Thought we deserved better than this. Do they need to give us notice by the 15th or the 17th (15 days from the 31st)?
Thanks again.

December 14, 2012
donald clamon: ...
I'm doing an eviction, if you don't know already, and they are asking me to provide a 15 day notice at least 17 days prior to the end of a given month. Does this form have a number like cocv 1121 or cocv 1100? This is in Hillsborough Co. in Florida.

December 22, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
According to the information I have, this type of notice is not printed by the Clerk's office and does not have a COCV number. There are other sources of landlord's forms online and in print, however. You might take a look at "Landlord's Rights and Duties" by Mark Warda, or even an office supply store.

Steve Daily

December 22, 2012
GG: ...
I gave my landlord a 30 days notice of me breaking my lease and leaving the property. She than turns around and says I cannot live out my 30 days here due to Chapter 83 Section 83.57 which only gives me 15 days to move out. I am confused because I'm reading month to month rest has to give a notice no less than 15 days. It doesn't state anywhere that she can tell me to leave in 15 days on my hand-delivered 30 days notice to her. Please help me understand this Section 83.57. Thank you.

January 01, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
This statute, Section 83.57, requires that the tenant or landlord give at least 15 days' notice to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. Is that what you have? Not a 12-month lease? I.e., what "lease" are you "breaking"? Your question is unclear on this.

In any event, if the landlord want to evict you sooner than you want to leave, she needs to serve you with written notice. If she hasn't done that, then this seems like a moot point.

Steve Daily

January 02, 2013
tg: ...
I have a verbal month to month. I have 2 small boys that live with me and we room mate with "friends". She gave me a notice of termination at 6pm on Saturday night. We have nowhere to go and no money. What can I do?

January 12, 2013
BY: ...
I'm renting with a verbal agreement to pay monthly rent. I asked the landlord twice for a written lease and I never received one. I recently ran into a financial struggle and cannot pay the current rent as anticipated on the 15th of the month. ( I'm still owe this months rent) I informed the landlord that it would be best if I moved out by the first of the month, Acknowleding that I will not have finances to pay the next month rent. I will not be able to give a 15 day notice as required. Can I give a 10 day notice instead?

January 22, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
If you visit a local Florida Legal Services office someone may be able to look at the notice to see if it is legally valid. Otherwise, you can find a list of shelters here:

For a month-to-month lease, at least 15 days' notice is required "prior to the end of any monthly period." See section (3) above.

Steve Daily


January 23, 2013
Veronica J: ...
I have a home rented to a single person. She invited a friend to live with her and I I approved it but did not make any adjustment to the lease. Now my tenant no longer wants her friend to live with her and is asking for my assistance in having her removed. Rent is still being paid on time but I would be happier to have the friend move out. I understand that I can not just kick her out and that I have to give 15 days notice to vacate but do I have to put a reason for the notice or am I within my rights to ask a person with no lease to vacate without cause? I am anticipating her refusal to leave after 15 days and i will need to move towards a legal eviction so I want to make sure I do not need a cause other than my tenant no longer wants to live with her. Any advise?

January 31, 2013
Steven Daily: ...

You do not need a reason for an eviction when the tenant is just living somewhere month-to-month. You can proceed with a 15-day notice and eviction proceeding for any reason, or no reason at all.

Steve Daily

January 31, 2013
A G: ...
I have two tenants on a 1 yr lease.All payments to me have been made by checks from tenant #1. #1is now requesting removal of the 2nd tenant from the lease. He states that #2 has not paid him for over 6 months I advised that the 2nd tenant would need to sign a release but he feels he will not despite the fact he has signed a lease elsewhere and has vacated my property. The 1st tenant has issued a restraining order against 2. Is there anything I can do to remove tenant 2 so 1 can remain at the property and 2 will not have access?

February 04, 2013
Leanne: ...
Hi, there. I have a question regarding the non-renewal of a commercial property. My business has been in the same location for over 25 years, and lease renewals are in 5 year increments... which makes it quite easy to lose track of. Apparently, my lease was up just over a year ago, and I wasn't aware. I am no longer satisfied with this location and I'm ready to move, but my jerk of a landlord has informed me that I'm locked into the lease for the remainder of the 5 year term, and that it wasn't his responsibility to notify me that my lease was about to expire. I'd like to know if this is correct, and whether or not the landlord of a commercial property in the state of FL is required to give notice to the leasee that the expiration date is approaching. I have read about a 15 day notice - fl statute 83.575(2) - but am not quite sure I am understanding this correctly, or even if it applies to commercial properties. I truly hope it does, as being stuck here for another 4 years sounds a little harsh. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

February 20, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
A G,
The best approach is to have tenant #2 sign a release. If that is impossible, tenant #1 should sign a notice to you terminating the original lease. Tenant #1 has the legal right to do that. Then sign a new lease with tenant #1 only.

Read the renewal provision of the lease carefully to be sure that in fact the lease has been renewed for a 5 year term. It may be worth having a real estate attorney look it over for you. If the landlord is correct (based on the lease you signed), then a 15-day notice is not going to do you any good. You will have renewed for a 5-year term.

That being said, if you vacate, the landlord has an obligation to "mitigate damages", which in this situation means the he must use reasonable efforts to find another tenant so that you are not necessarily on the hook for the entire rest of the term. But if the landlord cannot find a substitute tenant despite reasonable efforts, you are indeed on the hook for the rent for the rest of the term. I wish I had better news.

Steve Daily

February 20, 2013
April: ...
How much notice must I give my tenant that we are terminating the lease? A yearly lease was signed this past August to pay $$ month. Three months into the lease they said it would be easier to pay weekly but still kept the original amount due for the month. Is the original lease valid being they're paying weekly? Do I send a 15 day or 7?

February 24, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
What is your reason for terminating the lease? If I understand correctly, they are paying their rent on time, albeit in weekly installments. Does the lease actually prohibit them from making more than one payment per month?

The only issue I foresee is that if there is a problem later with this tenant, a court might say the lease was converted from a monthly rent cycle to a weekly rent cycle by your conduct. In other words, the original lease would not be considered invalid, but rather modified by the parties' conduct. You could issue a letter to the tenant stating that accepting weekly installments does not constitute a modification of the lease terms, which provides for a monthly rent cycle. But that letter might not carry much weight in court.

Steve Daily

February 24, 2013
April: ...
I want to put the house on the market,and they said it would sell faster if the tenants are out. No, they are not current on payments. Yes they do pay weekly but are still behind on the original. The lease states payments made are to be made on the 14th of the month but they wanted to pay weekly after 3 months into the lease, but they still pay the original amount of $850 month, but in weekly payments. As of now they still owe $325 for this month and I stated it needed to be paid by the 28th. If they don't pay by the 28th and pay on the 2nd would it be considered late because it fell into the following month? I have worked with them and now I'm being taken advantage of. They're not taking care of the home as we asked.

February 24, 2013
April: ...
How much notice must I give them stating termination of lease: 7,15 or 60 days?

February 24, 2013
Steven Daily: ...

What does the lease say, if anything, about how payments are applied to the balance? A good lease should indicate in what order payments are applied (current rent vs. past due rent).

Steve Daily

February 25, 2013
April: ...
Lease states that payment be made on the 14 of the month and if not paid by day 5 a late fee would be applied .but they pay weekly but not a set amount weekly but a total amount for the month of 850.

February 25, 2013
Mimi: ...
What is the defense for a month to month tenant after they have been given 15 days notice to evacuate the premises and the tenant still can't find a place to live? After that the tenant has been served to appear in court and has to provide a written statement saying why he couldn't move out.

March 01, 2013
jill: ...
I am a month to month tenant that has had my rent paid on time every month butt unfortunately in january 2013 a good friend of mine was being evicted by the same property owner and manager that i currently rent from he had lived there 4 years and could not make rent 4 days ago the manager informed me that this friend could not visit me on any occasion again in the future at my apartment or i would face trouble and possible eviction Carl thats my friend just would occasionally drop in to say hi on lunch break from work never staying more than 45 minutes if that Carl was also told they would call police on him for violating the eviction notice Williams Investments is the property owners buisness name i live in Everett Washington Is this legal? any help would be great thank you

March 07, 2013
Jen: ...
I own a home in Florida and we are renting it out. our renter's lease is not up until May 30,2013. She texted me back in February that she was going to be moving out March 20th, because she bought a house. We told her that that was fine, but that she was still liable for April and May's rent. She texted back saying that she understood. As of yesterday, she texted me saying was I going to release her from her lease at the end of March? I told her that No, once again that she is still liable for the term of her lease. but that she gave us notice and that we have already found another renter to move in and she needs to Move out by March 30th. She is now saying that she wants to stay and we have already found another renter. We need to know if a text message saying that she clearly is vacating the home will crevice? And what we need to do to get her out of our home

March 15, 2013
annie dickens: ...
a commercial tenant's lease expired a few months ago - they have continued to pay rent - how much notice must we give them to terminate them? if it's 30 days... is that any 30 days like Mar 25 - Apr 25? or only from the 1st of the month? or cannot it be just 15 days notice? I can't find a lot of info on this for commercial leases in Florida - thank you!!

March 24, 2013
macie: ...
I'm on a month to month lease. I've never signed anything. Our rent is due on the 21st of each month. This month my landlord gave me a notice of non renewal and I had to vacate on the 8th of April. Is this legal? We have been here for 2 1/2 years. It seems as if she has to give us notice before our new month commences.

March 28, 2013
macie: ...
The notice given on the 24th of march

March 28, 2013
macie: ...
Sorry had to add its a 15 day notice

March 28, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
I am not a Florida attorney, but it sounds to me like the landlord was too late with the notice. The whole idea of being a month-to-month tenant is that on the 21st, your lease renewed for another month, terminating on April 21. So if the landlord wanted to evict you by April 8, he needed to give notice by March 21. As the statute says, a tenant must be given "15 days’ notice prior to the end of any monthly period."

Steve Daily


April 05, 2013
Cindy: ...
I have my son, his girl friend and their 8 month old living in MY house with me. There is no lease and they do not pay rent. They have lived with me since Dec. 2012 and have be given ample time to get it together to move out. There was an agreement for them to move on Feb. 15, 2013 at which time my son asked if they could stay until March 9, 2013 because that's when their apt. would be ready. Well March 9th has come and gone and they have not moved. Apparently, they are under the impression that it's ok to stay however long they want regardless of any agreed upon move out date. I want them out of my house. What do I have to do?

April 17, 2013
Cindy: ...
BTW I'm in Brandon, FL, Hillsborough County

April 17, 2013
Cindy: ...
Acutally they have lived with me since Dec. 2011.

April 17, 2013
Nate: ...
I am currently on a month-to-month lease in Florida. When I signed my month-to-month lease it had a statement that requested 30-days notice to end the lease. I wasn't aware that only a 15-days notice is required in Florida for a month-to-month lease when I signed the lease.

Can they enforce the 30-day notice rule due to it being in the contract I signed or does State law supercede this? Thanks!

May 01, 2013
David B: ...
We agreeded to let our daughter and grandson (both grown) move in with us for a few months while they looked for a job and place to live when they moved to our area. That was over to years ago. Husband has retired and I want to but can't while they are here and we are supporting them too. We did some research and on the 24th of March gave them a notice to quit/vacate on or before the 1st of May, 2013. They were only suppose to be here for a few months at most and rent was never discussed. They have never contributed to the electrict, food, or anything. Did I use the right form and what is our next step to get them out of here. Don't want any money just want to get them out.

May 01, 2013
frustratedroomie: ...
Hello - I moved into a house, already occupied by Person1 who was paying rent on a month to month basis, no lease. Person1 is no longer fit for me to live with and currently cannot find someone to fill my spot to pay for this coming months rent. I would like to maintain premises of this property with a person moving in to fill Person1's spot at which point we'd sign a lease with the landlord. What is the proper method to get Person1 evicted? I plan to move out temporarily tomorrow and will move back in once I sign a lease with the new person.

Under Florida law if you do not have a lease and haven't made payment the landlord must give Person1 15 days to move, correct? Also, given there is no signed lease agreement can the landlord request Person1 to move without having to use nonpayment as justification?

May 01, 2013
David B: ...
Forgot to tell you we are living in Pasco County, Florida

May 01, 2013
worried in ft myers: ...
I was just informed a few hours ago i have till monday to move. I recently lost my seasonal job and my truck barely runs. I was already told i would be given time to fix this as I have been job hunting every day. There is no lease and its month to month but I paid weekly due to being easier then monthly and I moved in a year ago mid month. I am quietest in house and keep to myself. I have never caused any problems and was late on rent due to a job change only once and it was caught up as fast as I could. Landlord moved out of state and when he moved everything was okay and he swore hed work with me. His house manager(another tenet) is the one informing me of this. my "notice" was sent in a text. and as stated I was given till 6pm on monday(5/6/13) there is no way I can move that fast. I have no savings and my truck will never make it"home" to the town I use to live in. Im more then willing to leave but I just cant physically do it in time allotted. what can I do?

May 03, 2013
Lee: ...
I have lived in my current residence for 2 years. This year when my lease was set to renew I decided to go to a month to month instead. I am now wanting to move but I am unsure of the notice I must give. The original lease required 60 day notice, but I have been on a month to month for 3 months now, so do I only need to give 15 or is it still the original 60?

May 11, 2013
Jose: ...
I am the landlord of a commercial property in Broward County, Florida, that is in foreclosure, but has not been taken by the bank yet. I want to give the tenants notice to vacate. There is no written lease, and the rent payments have been due on the 1st. Does the same '15 day notice' rule apply to commercial leases as residential leases? In addition, the tenant did not pay Nov & Dec 2012 rent. The tenant has started paying the bank the rents as of January'13, once the bank received a court order to receive rents. Thank you.

May 15, 2013
Talia: ...
If a landlord gives you a lease renewal offer both 60 and another copy at 30 days prior to the current lease ending. Can she not honor the offer and change it without notice? Can you legally with hold rent and win in court to pay what was offered

June 28, 2013
Rich: ...
Wow, after reading all these posts I'm not very worried. I have been renting 4 years and keep to myself. My landlord decided to sell and has realtors showing strangers around my house. I made a verbal contract for a year that ends in two months, but I don't asked for them to wait until I move out to bring more people into my home. The result, a typed notice to vacate in 15 days taped to my door 2 days before the end of the month. My rent is due two days after receiving the note. Are they going to have to repost a proper notice after the first for the following month.

June 30, 2013
Nadia: ...
I am currently in a lease at an apartment complex that expires on August 1st. A month ago, I elected to renew my lease for another year, so it would end August 2014. However, at that time, the apartment did not notify me that they also have the option of a 9 month lease. I asked someone today if I could change from a year to 9 months, and they told me no. I think that I should be able to switch because the new lease has not yet taken effect. Is this correct?

July 08, 2013
raul: ...
my lease ends oct 19 which is a pain in the butt so i want to cancel my lease by sept 30 i have written proof of discussions between me and my landlord to the point where she is insulting me and negating me information i need on the property as the receip of the cleaning of my carpet and so on... is there anything i can do with this to end the lease without loosing my deposit?

July 18, 2013
mo: ...
I have a yearly lease and the landlord has placed a notice of increase in the knocker onmy door. It is less than the required 60 days notice, as well. Please advise if I have any options regarding their actions, thank you!

July 23, 2013
Don: ...
Read through all these posts and the only one that comes close is #44 (above) from a "Cindy". Nothing legal (no lease, no "Tenant" not a legal "Landlord" either. Just offered daughter to stay (that's been 5 years and she won't leave now). Never paid a dime for rent, food, etc.etc. At end of my rope. Please advise as to what is required in Duval county Florida. Thank in advance.

August 12, 2013
lisa m: ...
My daughter decided to not rent a room before a lease was signed and before a key was furnished to her. The landlord allowed her to move her stuff in early and was going to bring the lease to her in a couple days. The first night she was there, she woke to find her drunk roommate standing over her bed screaming at her and decided this place was not for her. We called the landlord and advised we will not be taking the room and also offered to help him find a replacement. After 10 days he found a replacement but they can't move for 2 more months. The landlord is keeping a check for 1st/last month for his troubles. Can he did this if we never signed a lease or given a key?

August 14, 2013
Sonia Brinson: ...
Our lease was due to expire on July 31st. We told our management company that we would not be renewing our lease and that we would be vacating by Aug. 31st. The management company called and said that we did not have last Monty's rent paid, my husband had rented the unit three years ago and said that he did pay last Monty's rent as well as security deposit. Since our lease expired on July 31st there was no written contract in place. I believe that legally we became tenants at will. According to Florida Statue 83.57 I don't think that we were required to give a 30 day notice before we vacated. We vacated the property and left it in immaculate condition on Aug. 10th. The management company agreed that would be fine since we had been there for three years and never paid our rent late. When I inquired about our deposit being refunded, they began to give me the run around and now they are saying that they are going to keep all of the security deposit because we did not give proper notice? Do you think that I have a small claims case. I want to sue on principle. The owner of the property is a slum lord, which is why we finally moved. We had raw sewage, poisonous snakes, German roaches, bad plumbing, electric and numerous other issues there. I am appalled after we rented for so long and got out of there so quickly that she thinks it's okay to steal our money. Please help. Thanks, Sonia

August 27, 2013
cindy l clark: ...
I have a question??? I reside in the state of Florida, I live with my daughter and her boyfriend and her child. we moved from New York to Florida in 2010 we live together ever since and I've always paid my share of expenses. now the boyfriend has decided he wants me to move out. I explained I cannot pay rent and save money to move back to New York. He agreed to let me stay till the first of November. I do not pay any rent I've been saving it for the move. and it seems like everytime I save it he needs it for groceries he needs it for the electric bill and then he doesn't pay me back. question now he tells me....seeing im not paying... For me to get the F... out what is my recourse and can he???? I have nowhere else to go.... the gentleman that runs the property knew from day one that I moved in and he took a copy of my drivers license. ( my name is not on the lease).....
I'm 56 years old and disabled and I'm scared to death to be put on the street....

August 28, 2013
Laura 936C: ...
My friend has had renters for 2 years with no problems. They have given notice to move out on the 13th day of a 30 day month. They asked for a discount and my friend cut the rent in half. The renters want them to remove an additional 2 days off the rent. Is the landlord obligated to charge less for half a month? I would think once the unit is occupied, it would be impossible to rent until the 1st of the next month. Therefore shouldn't the tenants be liable for the entire month? I think my friends were more than fair cutting the rent in half. Is there Florida law on this?

September 02, 2013

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Alperin Law
Virgina Beach, VA Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning Law Firm

4605 Pembroke Lake Circle, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Practice Areas: Real Estate