Q & A: Can a tenant stop me from hiring a property manager?
November 1, 2006
Q: I have a tenant who leases a home from me in Florida that is refusing to let me transfer management of the property to a property manager. I do not have the time or health to continue to manage the property and want to hire a prop¬erty manager as my Agent for the bal¬ance of the lease. The Tenant, who is late on her rent a lot and lies all the time, is threatening to get her attorney involved if I have a property manager take over management of the lease. The lease lists me as the landlord and does not state anything about using an Agent. Can I use a Florida property manager or am I required to complete the manage¬ment for the remainder of the lease.
Thanks in advance, James S.
A: She has no choice in the matter. If you want to hire someone to represent you to manage the property, that is your choice. She can try to hire a lawyer, but she would have difficulty finding one to take the case. It would be frivolous and lawyers are disciplined for bringing cases they know are without merit.