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Landlord tenant harassment

Can a landlord verbally threaten to evict you based
on a disagreement of not wanting to pay for removal
of storm shutters on their property? For example
tenant does not want to pay for removal of storm
shutters, landlord says that its their responsibility as
the tenant to remove shutters. Tenant disagrees and
says its the landlord responsibility as the owner.
Landlord then says please submit your notice to
vacat?

Asked on September 4, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You cannot be evicted for something that is not a breach of the lease.  If evicted for something that is not a breach of the lease,this is retaliatory eviction for which you can sue the landlord.
If the lease says nothing about a tenant paying for removal of storm shutters, you have a good argument for retaliatory eviction. 


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