My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Florida
First some background on the situation:
I recently signed a lease with an apartment complex to which I'll be rooming with two other people later this year. The lease was signed by each roommate individually, so, for example, my lease has only my signatures on it, the roommates have their own with only their signature on it. The terms of the lease stipulate that the rent is to be collected as the amount we are individually responsible.
We paid $0 in security deposit, application fee, etc. Essentially the only thing they required was the signed leases and a guaranty.
My question is:
One of the roommates has not gotten his guarnaty form to the apartment compelx. The complex has contacted myself and good roommate to inquire about the other roommate. At this point, it looks like the roommate that failed to turn in guarnaty will probably not turn in the guaranty form.
How will this affect us (myself and good roommate)?
Will I have guaranteed housing at this complex? Can my lease be canceled? Can we be reassigned to a different apartment unit?
I know it may be difficult to address this issue without seeing the fine print in the rental agreement, so if someone can help, I would appreciate it. I can PM the agreement.
Here are relevent sections from the lease I signed:
My intreperation of this is something along the lines of:
(other roommate = one who did not get guarnaty form to complex)
Since other roommate did not get a signed guaranty to the apartment complex in the timeframe stated in agreement, his lease is subject to cancelation at the discretion of the apartment complex. I’m not certain whether or not his lease being canceled would affect myself and good roommate, but since we signed individual leases and when it refers to “undersigned Renters”, it only refers to those who signed the individual lease, which would be the individual’s lease only subject to the cancelation.