Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Victory for Tenants!!!
I just received a telephone call from a tenant who had previously called me for advice. Her condo association was demanding she pay them rent, under the new law, because her landlord was past due in assessments and when she refused they filed a court action to evict her. I advised her that unless the Declarations stated the association was organized pursuant to Fla. Stat. 718 "as amended from time to time," the association could not evict her as they had no authority and a new law could not be applied retroactively to change the Declarations. The judge threw out the eviction case!!!