Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Florida

Single mom who has been leasing a condo for the past 4 yrs from a co-worker. Was served with lis pendense documents on mid-june. My lease expired but I have been paying rent as usual (month to month with no lease). If I stop paying rent, can he evict me? I have to save to get another place and I am unable to save and continue paying rent at the same time. The least I want is to end up homeless with my child. I dont know what to do.

Asked on 8/04/09, 10:53 am

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Sarah Grosse Sarah Grosse, Esquire
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You must pay rent. If not, you can be evicted. Your landlord is still your landlord, dispite the lis pendens (a notice of foreclosure?) until you are evicted by a new owner. I'm sorry I can't suggest any alternative without knowing more about your situation. You may email me if you wish to discuss.

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Answered on 8/04/09, 1:22 pm

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