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joe camp

Beach Crab
Sep 14, 2023
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0
douglasville georgia
I'm probably in the wrong place to post this, so just delete if im violating the rules.

My son met a girl online and long distance dated for almost a year before deciding to move in with her. She is a good person and they are very happy. She has 2 children. my son is on probation for 2 dui convictions from over 2 years ago. He has been through a rehabilitation program and has been straight for 2 years. She gets reduced rent due to having 2 children and low income. After living with her for several months my son went to the apartment office and asked what he needs to do to get put on her lease. The apartment manager said he can't live there because she gets reduced rent and told him she could throw him out monday. They are looking to find somewhere to move but no way he can get something that fast. What rights does he have? They are happy together and want to do the right thing. My sons probation is in florida and I live in georgia so he has no-where to go. he only has 1 month left on probation.
 

Matt J

SWGB
May 9, 2007
24,622
9,483
I'm guessing this is Florida which is pretty much a void of tenants rights.

His best bet is to reach out to his probation officer, explain the situation and see what remedy they suggest. Might have to live a hotel for a month.
 

Will B

Moderator
Jan 5, 2006
4,530
1,279
Atlanta, GA
I'm only pointing out facts in the story. You title says "help with tenant rights in Florida". The biggest hurdle your son is going to have to deal with is that he is not the tenant. He does not have tenant rights. His girlfriend does as she is the one on the lease. The issue at hand is whether her lease agreement allows her to let somebody live with her. Not sure how the property manager can have him thrown out if he is an invited guest of his girlfriend.

I hope they get this sorted out.
 

Matt J

SWGB
May 9, 2007
24,622
9,483
I'm only pointing out facts in the story. You title says "help with tenant rights in Florida". The biggest hurdle your son is going to have to deal with is that he is not the tenant. He does not have tenant rights. His girlfriend does as she is the one on the lease. The issue at hand is whether her lease agreement allows her to let somebody live with her. Not sure how the property manager can have him thrown out if he is an invited guest of his girlfriend.

I hope they get this sorted out.

She's under Section 8 housing which is extremely strict. I'm also fairly positive that she's aware of this and has been essentially sneaking him in.
 

MrSunshine

Beach Lover
Oct 15, 2019
133
60
Seagrove Beach
Sounds like she is in HUD housing and that is very restrictive as to who can be in the apartment. They have been in violation for several months. They will need to find another place to live - perhaps they together could find HUD housing. What is his income level?
 
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