I've been a resident of an apartment complex in Florida (Altamonte Springs) for 3 years. About 2 months ago, I learned that the complex had been sold -- and a condo conversion was planned. My Lease expires 11/30/2005. On 10/6/2005, I was advised in writing that I would be on a month-to-month basis with no rent increase. On 11/2/2005, I was informed (again in writing) that I had to sign a lease -- with a rent increase ($25, $50, $100 per month depending on if I signed a 12 month, 7 month, or went month-to-month for a maximum of 4 months). I contacted management because, technically, I was not given 30 days notice for a rent increase -- and because I was angry with now being required to sign another lease when only 4 weeks previously, they wouldn't consider another lease. In any event, I advised management that I was not moving in 29 days (not even given 30 days) -- but asked for a week to decide whether or not to sign a 7 v. 12 month lease. I was told that wasn't a problem. This morning, I contacted management to advise them that because of the precarious situation at the complex, I was only comfortable signing a 7 month lease. I was immediately told that "no more leases would be offered" because it was confirmed that they were now "condo". I was told that I would be sent a letter outlining the conversion -- and would be then on a month-to-month basis (no lease) -- but I would be expected to vacate in 30 days after receipt of the notice from the owner that the property was going to be converted -- although they may consider allowing me an additional week to month to remain in my apartment (I am a single mother with 2 children). I have read the statute, and, it appears to me that the owner cannot force me to leave in 30 days after notice of the conversation is provide to me. Is my interpretation correct -- that they have to allow me 45 days (pro-rata rent to be paid after expiration of my lease for the days beyond my lease expiration) to determine if I will extend my Lease? And, if I choose to extend the Lease, I can do so for up to 270 days -- although I can choose a shorter period of time? Couple more questions -- if I choose to extend my lease (up to 270 days), do they have the right to increase my rent -- or am I interpreting correctly that it's at the same terms? Can they "non-renew" me before they provide me with a letter advising me of the conversion (i.e., send me a 30-day non-renew letter and never give me the letter advising of the conversion)? By the way, I have never had a complaint against me in 3 years, and was late on my rent only once . . . Okay -- if they still insist that I move in 30 days and commence eviction proceedings, what course of action do I have? Thank you.