When we moved to this mobile home this Landlord refused to give us a lease, and explained that he was illegal. The house is in unlivable and dangerous conditions, to the point that the management threatened to demolish it, and still, we payed the rent. He refuses to fix the place up too. This month we planned on not paying the rent which made him furious and he texts us with bad attitude. What should we do?
I'd move. You have no lease and it doesn't sound like this landlord would pursue you. However, you still might be considered a tenant and a court could find damages for that landlord. I say could, not will. Go see a local real estate law attorney and get a paid for professional opinion and better yet a letter from that lawyer to the landlord. And as for "can a LL that is an illegal immigrate demand rent payment". The man's immigration status has no bearing. We are all immigrates, unless you're native america. Isn't that insulting? I mean I don't think the Indians called this america before we washed up. Good luck to you.
Advice given in this forum does not create an attorney - client relationship. No advice should be relied on without consulting with a local attorney.
I agree; provide a 15 day notice of termination (i.e., at least 15 days before the NEXT rental payment is due), terminate your "month-to-month" lease, and move. If it's as bad as you say, you really have no choice.
Consult a good local tents lawyer for a more thorough explanation.
Hope this helps.
This communication is not intended in any way to establish an attorney-client relationship, nor provide legal advice; it is submitted by its author simply as a general comment on the facts contained in the Question posed. NOTE: This attorney contributor is NOT actively seeking new clients.
I agree issue a 15 day notice at least 15 days before rent is due next. but you MUST pay rent this month or could face eviction. Immigration status has not bearing on your duty to pay rent to someone who owns real property in the US
WE WILL NOT AND CANNOT GIVE FURTHER FREE LEGAL ADVICE AND WILL REFER YOU TO LEGAL AID IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD A LAWYER. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/this firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question. HK Legal Group, P.A. is a real estate and general practice law firm located in Boca Raton, Florida.
Yes. The status of the immigrant has no bearing on his/her legal rights to evict a tenant. See Fla. Stat. Chapter 83, Part II Residential Tenancies to understand landlord and tenant rights and duties.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline