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Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 02:46 pm:   


My landlord owns 6 rental properties in this area, I have rented from him on a month to month basis for 3 years now, with the understanding that when he is ready to sell that us tenants have first dibbs on buying his properties.

Anyway last week here comes the county appraisers office doing an update on values in this area, come to find out the 1/3 of his properties have NOT been listed as having houses on them my rental property included.

Someone at the appraisers office told us that they have to right to tear down the properties OR to make him pay back taxes as well as fine him for what he owes them for taxes.

Now here is my question where does this leave me, I have paid my rent on time every month that I have lived here and had planned on owning the property eventually when now it seems that the properties may be torn down??? Anyone ever had anything similar happen to them, who do I turn to for answers about this situation?

Thanks for "listening", have a great day,

A Great Florida Tenant

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 - 02:14 pm:   


"...with the understanding that when he is ready to sell that us tenants have first dibbs on buying his properties. "
Unfortunately, sounds like your agreement was verbal, and the term "when he is ready to sell", sounds like a way to cheat you tenants into thinking he will ever sell: why should he? if he is getting his rent each month, he gains nothing from selling to you and stopping the rental flows. If anything, such verbal agreement ensures that he has long-term tenants, without having to abide by his word: what an ideal situation for him. Unless it is a Lease-with-Option contract, which specifies how long you rent for before buying, I wouldn't trust this landlord in keeping his word... anyways, sounds like he is cheating the goverment out of taxes, and he may very well be cheating you tenants. I'd leave if I were you and find a place with Lease-with-Option to purchase, not throw away your rent to maybe-s

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 06:47 am:   


It sounds like the landlord has made a verbal committment to offer the house to you first. I think he did a smart thing! Why not give you the right to refuse first. You like the house and live there now. He didn't promise to SELL it to you though. You would first have to agee to the selling price and you would also have to qualify for financing. As far as the county tearing down the house. I had NEVER heard of that. And it surprises me! Maybe the homes don't fit the city building codes? I'd love to hear how this works out. Keep us posted!

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 09:53 am:   


anyone with info on gigits?

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 09:45 pm:   


Who is right. My daughter recently fulfilled a 6 month lease but only gave a 20 day termination notice prior to the end of the lease. The landlord wants 10 more days of rent after the expiration of the lease stating that a thirty day notice was not given. The lease does ask for a thirty day notice but does not specify a penalty for not giving one. Is it to be assumed that if a 30 day notice is not given prior to the end of a lease that you will have to pay for additional days that you did not occupy the building? I say no. Who is right?

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 12:14 pm:   


Most of the time STATE LAW require 30 days.

Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 02:35 am:   


I've lived in 'rural' or outlying areas where people build nice little cabins/houses and the like and rent them out. However they never went to the trouble of getting a building permit, which would ultimately lead to the necessary occupancy permit after final inspections are passed. If no building permit was ever issued, then there would be no record of a house on the parcel maps.

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