I have been in this storage place for 5 years I found out in 2012 owners are being foreclosed on the same owners are now trying to go up on the rent and charge an extra deposit threatening to evict you under Florida Statutes 83.20
If you're not in an active lease then yes they can evict. There's not right to hold a landlord's property hostage without a written agreement giving you the right of continued use
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Sorry but you don't provide enough facts for a proper answer. Section 83.20 provides several grounds for eviction (holdover tenant; failure to pay rent; breach of the lease) and has little or nothing to do with a foreclosure of the fee. As to your question about foreclosure, it depends (i.e., on when your written lease ends/ended - and if you are a holdover - when the certificate of sale issues in the FC proceeding, whether the new owner wants you to stay (and you want to stay etc). To get answers here, you will have to consult with a local real estate attorney who can review your lease, check on the status of the foreclosure, etc. Generally though, a tenant's rights in a commercial tenancy (if the tenant is properly joined in the FC) are extinguished with the certificate of sale.
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Can I be evicted if I've never been late with my rent? You can only evicted if you are in default of the lease or if the lease has ended.
What happens to tenant place under foreclosure owner loses it? If the owner loses the title of the property through a foreclosure, the landlord cannot no longer evict you because he or she does not own the property. However, as long as the landlord owns the property, he or she can evict you if you are in default of the lease.
However, these are generic comments. You need to go to an attorney so that he or she can review the lease agreement and let you know where you stand.
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