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Real estate Q&A: Landlord can't charge two rents for same space
ANSWER: The agreement you made will control this situation, so you need to carefully review your written lease.
If you do not have a written lease, or your lease is silent on this issue, you normally can't charge two rents for the same space. Because you were renting the room to the first tenant for storage of the furniture and now you are renting the same room to her friend with the furniture still in place, you would not be able to receive separate fees. But if the first tenant is using additional storage space elsewhere in the home, she would still owe you for that.
Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He is the chairperson of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is an adjunct professor for the Nova Southeastern University Paralegal Studies program. Send him questions online at http://sunsent.nl/mR20t7 or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.
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Home & Garden
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Home & Garden
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