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Can my landlord break my lease to sell in Florida? Can a landlord terminate a lease early to sell the property in Florida?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Oct 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

The question here is whether landlords have any special privileges just because they want to sell the rental property. The answer is no, they don't.

How Cunning Landlords Get  Around This

However, this does not mean that a landlord cannot or will not try to terminate a lease. Whether they can legally do so without the tenant's permission depends on whether there is an unexpired lease without a permissible termination clause, and whether the tenant is violating the lease in a major way.

Landlords may also try to convince tenants to agree to lease termination without realizing it. Additionally, tenants who are on month-to-month leases have some rights but generally much less than those with annual leases.

Sophisticated landlords who plan to sell their property may not sign new leases once a lease expires, these cunning landlords may only agree to month-to-month leases, or they may include permissive lease termination clauses in the lease.  These landlords also trick many tenants into mutually agreeable lease terminations.

What You Should Do To Protect Yourself

To protect yourself, it's important to know your rights and options. After a landlord makes a move, you should take action too. You'll have to keep making moves until the situation is resolved to the best of your ability and satisfaction. Landlords typically hire lawyers to protect their interests, so it's wise to consult with an experienced attorney before agreeing to or resisting a lease termination.


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Debi Rumph

The Law Offices of Debi V. Rumph and Debi's Tenant Clinic Corner About Us Since July 2005, The Residential Realty Law Firm provided a wide range of legal services as it related to home ownership. However, on July 1, 2012, The Residential Realty Law Firm became the Law Offices of Debi V. Rumph. Debi pr...


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