Since May 1st 2015 I have been renting an efficiency unit behind the Main House (Property)at 3600 NW 207th St Miami Gardens, Fl. 33056 from a Mr. Alderberto Fernandez. There was no written lease agreement, just month-to-month monthly rent payments. I do have ALL rent receipts from May 2015 to date; of which I paid Mr. Fernandez a total of about $6,600.00.
About 12-14 days ago I found out that the property has been in foreclosure since 2011! A Notice To Tenant/Parties In Possession Of Termination [Foreclosure Case #*****], was filed on May 2, 2016, directing that the tenant(s) of the aforementioned property vacate the premises on June 2, 2016!
The efficiency unit I was renting is not even registered as a livable/habitable part of the property. No cooking stove, rats in the ceiling, not up to Miami-Dade County, or City of Miami; (Miami Gardens Code). 99% of any and all fixtures
and minor repairs were done by myself (out-of-pocket).
Can I sue Mr. Fernandez to recover the monthly rental payments I made for an efficiency unit that he should not have been renting in the first place? While I am now homeless, and seeking emergency housing
. Mr. Fernandez and his family are scheduled to vacate the property on or before June 10, 2016, and may very well flee back to their home Country in Colombia South America.