Hi there - We are leasing a house in Florida and the Landlord just listed the house for sale without any word to us. The Realtor has been calling, emailing, texting (harassing really with up to 18 text messages a day). Am I obligated to allow him to show the home? He
JA: Because real estate
law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I've tried, but I cannot get anyone to get back to me or to look at my Lease without trying to charge me $2,500
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I just want to know my rights as a tenant. The Realtor is really a bully and is harassing. I told him I wanted no one in the house unless I was home as we have two small dogs and all my personal belongings are in the home. Sometimes my 12 year old daughter is home alone. He told me I needed to make other arrangements then for my daughter and that I needed to cage my dogs. I DO NOT cage my dogs. We are paying top dollar for this home (2,800) and feel we should not have to deal with this. So far I have put him off but he tells me I am in breach of my Lease. Well, actually, I did give him two prior times to show the house, but he did not come so I don't see how I am in breach. Also, the Landlord has been virtually unresponsive to any issues we have had with the house...i.e. plumbing
, house has NO screens on it, etc. My husband hired a plumber and electrician and paid out of pocket to have a few necessary things fixed. Can we deduct? Also, it looks like our Lease says we have the right to renew it for a 2nd term? I'm wondering if this would hold up if there were a sale. Bot***** *****ne is I just don't want to be inconvenienced by showings and harassed multiple times a day by a realtor wanting to sell this house.