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Can a landlord wrongfully evict me from a commercial leased property by changing the locks and and retaining my personal propert

Ocala, FL |

the landlord in a commercial leased property has changed the locks and will not alllow me access to my property they have not filed any process and filed a three day notice after they changed the locks

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No, the landlord cannot practice self help in Florida, which is what this amounts to.
Seek a local landlord tenant lawyer or real estate attorney immediately.

Good luck.

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No! Florida does not permit self help eviction. It has to go through the court. You have a good case for damages against him or her. Hire a lawyer to assist in filing this case

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Sounds like an illegal eviction. You need an attorney, not a message board.

If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email - Jgold@goldbenes.com

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In Florida, no landlord can change locks to evict a tenant without completing the eviction process through the court system. From your posting, the landlord has now given notice, but that is not enough to bar you from the property/location. You should consult with an attorney and seek legal actions against the landlord.

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By retaining your personal property, the landlord has converted it which means that the landlord now owes you the value of the property on the date of conversion.

Hire a lawyer immediately!

This is a summary based on incomplete facts. You should not rely on it as legal advise. No attorney-client relationship is intended to be formed. You may call me 772-562-4570; email me vblawyer@bellsouth.net, or visit my website http://www.millerlawoffices.us

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