Victor Sanabria
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Collections...
  • Florida
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Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Collections
  • Foreclosure Defense
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
University of Florida
J.D. (2016)
Honors: High honors
Activities: Articles Editor, Florida Law Review
University of Florida
M.S. (2016) | Real Estate
Florida State University - Panama City campus
B.S. (2013)
Honors: Magna cum laude
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
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Q. Is it legal for our landlord to make us, the tenants, show the property for them on the weekends with no realtor presen
A: Under Florida law, landlords have certain statutory rights to access a house or other dwelling unit that is occupied by a tenant. This right to access is subject to certain limitations and can only be exercised in certain situations. One of the circumstances in which a landlord has the right to access the property is to "exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors." This right, however, arguably does not extend to potential tenants who seek to access the property without the presence of the landlord. Additionally, while a landlord is not necessarily prohibited from requesting that a tenant (rather than the landlord) exhibit the property to potential tenants, tenants are arguably not obligated under Florida law to comply with such a request. I suggest contacting an attorney to work out these issues with your landlord if they continue to persist on having you show the property to potential tenants without the landlord present.
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Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.
201 Alhambra Cir
11th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: (305) 442-3334
Fax: (305) 443-3292