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My mother is 85 years old. She has rented a condo for 14…

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My mother is 85 years old. She has rented a condo for 14 years and the owner let her pay $1300 a month all that time because she is on a fixed very low income, social security. The owner has died and his children will inherit the condo. My mother cannot pay more each month. Can they kick an old lady out to rent to someone with more money?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Yes, we are in Tampa, FL

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

There is no lease. Just a mutual agreement.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

She has never been late on her payment and the place has never incurred any damage.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

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Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

Does she have a lease here?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, no lease
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can’t afford more than the $5 I have committed to.
Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

She is a month to month tenant here.They have to open probate and have personal representative appointed.So she may have tow to three months here.But eventually they can raise rent to terminate her with 30 days written notice.

Honestly she needs to start looking at options.She likely qualifies for Section 8 here on fixed income.She needs to get on the waiting list here.

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Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I see. I was hoping her age would have helped us. Looks like we are screwed.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, I am not putting her in section 8. Too dangerous.
Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

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No age protection here , I am sorry.Please have her call and get on the list here, this is subsidized housing here.

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Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

So you may look around for something she can afford here.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
The places are horrible. Thanks anyway.
Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

A one bedroom apartment here would be within the range she is paying.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
We have to keep her near her children as we are her caregivers.
Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
We can’t just put her anywhere.
Lawyer: rayanswers, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

I'll opt out here.I wish you the best.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you for your time.
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