Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Florida

i recently moved into a property had a verbal agreement with the landlord and signed the lease prior to the background check and because the background check didn't check out we are being asked to leave the premises. can they do that?

Asked on 11/11/13, 5:48 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

If you lease is not signed by the LL, yes. You would be considered a month to month tenant.

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Answered on 11/11/13, 8:52 am

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

The verbal agreement only allows whatever its terms were. If you don't have a finalized lease then Mr. Slater is correct and you would be limited to a periodic lease based on the payment you committed to make.

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Answered on 11/11/13, 12:00 pm

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