Does anyone have any advice for landlord complaint?

By Melissa

I was renting a house in Orlando, Florida. The lease began on April 1, 2012 and ended on December 31, 2012. My roommate and I had access to the entire house with the exception of the master bedroom which the landlord kept locked and used for storage. Our landlord was supposed to be out of the country indefinitely but had to return to the U.S. for a court hearing. We were living in the house for one week and he moved in with us under the pretenses that the house was his personal home, he doesn’t want to stay in a hotel and he doesn’t know how long he will have to stay in the US. He refused to leave when we told him to.

We moved out of the house two days after he moved in. We have yet to file a complaint and terminate the lease. The total cost for the move in fee, first month’s rent, electricity and pet fee is $2690.00. He verbally told my roommate that he does not owe us money and he has been avoiding her to end the lease agreement and reimburse us.
What does our landlord owe us financially?
Does anyone have any advice for landlord complaint?

Edited on: Monday, February 4th, 2013 9:40 am

One Response to “Does anyone have any advice for landlord complaint?”

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February 4th, 2013 8:07 pm

Does it say in the lease that he can stay? I know there is such a thing personal use but that means your landlord will need to request that you move out because he will be using the property personally. So in your case, that would be considered a personal use and your landlord should evict you. If he wants to share the same roof with you, then how will you split the bills for the utilities as well as the rent fee? Sounds confusing, right? So yeah, I think you should get your money back..even the prorated rent. If he does not cooperate, then go ahead and file a complaint against him through the RPA. Hope that helps!


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