You are a tenant and as such you do have rights. With or without a written agreement. Please read the Florida tenant/landlord act in regard to your obligations and rights.
Now, if your landlord is allowed or not to sublease, really does not help your situation. You need to negotiate with your landlord the new rent. If you can't come to an agreement then you need to move. This is where you need to know your rights, so you know how long you have to find a new place. I hope you have receipts for the rent payments. This way you can proof that you do have an agreement with the landlord.
Lastly, should you come to an agreement with your current landlord, please put it in writing.
Good luck, Oliver
What I would suggest is that you try to negotiate the increase with him (I'm assuming you want to stay?) What is the reason for the increase? Was there any discussion about it? Perhaps he has found that you are causing his water or electric bill to increase more than he anticipated, maybe you're keeping him awake nights by talking loudly on your phone or playing your music, maybe his girlfriend doesn't like coming over anymore because there's another guy in the apartment. It could be any number of reasons--all of them valid (depending upon your point of view). Since you have no lease, you must have known that you were there at the will of your "landlord". Remember, if you cause him to be evicted (assuming he doesn't have the right to "rent" out a room to you), you'll still be out of a place to stay.
My best advice is to try to come to an amicable agreement that both parties can be happy with. Itâ€™s no fun living in a place where youâ€™re not wanted and Iâ€™m sure you wouldnâ€™t want to make his life difficult either. Trust me, life is too short to sweat the little things. If you decide you canâ€™t afford the increase and he wonâ€™t reduce his demand, tell him that even a â€œtenant at willâ€ (you) has to be given a 30 day notice in Florida and youâ€™re happy to move to another place at the end of the 30 days. Then moveâ€”and move on with your life. Take with you the positive energy that youâ€™ll feel by going somewhere that appreciates you. (This time get a lease.)
Best of luckâ€”
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
year to year. The cost of the rent is $500.00 at months (example) Tenant Pay $250.00 and Subtenant $250.00 both instrument payable to the Unit Firm. Landlord. Manager take retaliation with the Tenant
and take aout to subtenant and give acomodation on another affordable place. paying lees or the same. Tenant say Manager how much is my rent now? the retaliate manager say $500.00. why? if the contract has been broken by you and not me! You give more favor better treatment to the Subtenant.
The case Includ Retaliation, Discrimination, revenge Evil design. Who can help to Tenant problem?
how you can understand this case? how???? Because the manager say if you no pay the rent $500.00
will received three notice days. Is wrongfully, this action o legal action???? or Unconscionable? by the Law.
If a standard Florida Associaion of Realtor and Florida Bar approved lease was used between the property owner and the tenant which is subletting to you, then the tenants right to sublet will be located in paragraph XVI. Regardless, if they do have the right to sublease the unit to you then the owner would have had the right to approve you as a tenant; do you know if the landlord is even aware that you are living in the unit. If they are unaware that you are living there then they may just consider you a visitor and your the time that you may reside in the unit is very limited. Usually limited to about 15 days as a visitor, anytime after this predetermined (by the original lease) period would have to be disclosed to the landlord.
An excellent source for landlord tenant relationship questions is the Florida Landlord Tenant Act.
The purpose of a written lease is to have a written document that both parties agree to so that misunderstandings like this don't take place.
Move out and find a new arrangement but get it in writing next time!
Regardless if there is a written agreement or not- certain time frames still apply!
Check the Florida Landlord Act- I believe that your tenancy requires 30 days advance notice.
You would need to see the original lease document from legal tenant/1st tenant in order to see whether the landlord allowed tenant to SUBLEASE. If not allowed you are denitely not protected and leaving yourself wide open for potential serious problems.
Gemma A.Trimarchi, P.A.
Realtor Associate / Property Specialist
Chariff Realty Group
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Miami, FL 33137
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