We recently rented out a house. The tenant and her minor daughter are the only ones on the lease. Her sole income was enough to qualify her. Recently we have found out that her "boyfriend" is staying there more than just occasionally. This is what our lease says:
4. USE OF PREMISES. The Premises shall be used and occupied solely by Tenant and Tenant's immediate family, consisting of ____one daughter________, exclusively, as a private single family dwelling, and no part of the Premises shall be used at any time during the term of this Lease Agreement by Tenant for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession, or trade of any kind, or for any purpose other than as a private single family dwelling. Tenant shall not allow any other person, other than Tenant's immediate family or transient relatives and friends who are guests of Tenant, to use or occupy the Premises without first obtaining Landlord's written consent to such use. If Tenant does not abide it is a cause for eviction. Tenant shall comply with any and all laws, ordinances, rules and orders of any and all governmental or quasi-governmental authorities affecting the cleanliness, use, occupancy and preservation of the Premises. Someone told me that in Florida the law is if a person stays on the premises for more than 7 days they become a legal tenant? Is that true? Does that mean if she moved out and he didn't we would have to go through the normal eviction process to get him out? Does he have any rights if not on the lease?
Also it seems that right now she is breaching the lease and we could start the eviction process? Thank you.