In ALCANTARA, , vs. REYES, County Court, Orange County, Case No. 2011-CC-006719-O, Division 72. June 15, 2011 18 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 903a, the property manager filed for eviction. Florida Statutes defines “landlord” as “the owner or lessor of a dwelling unit.” [§83.43(3)]. The court found that as the plaintiff was not listed as the property owner on the property appraiser’s website and also ruled that if the plaintiff was the property manager, a property manager may not file an eviction in his own name. The court further found that as there was no landlord – tenant relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, the plaintiff was not entitled to file an eviction case. The defendant was granted a judgment against the plaintiff for fees and costs.
See also: MILLENNIUM HOMES REALTY, vs. DANIEL PASTERNAK & VICTORIA PASTERNAK, County Court, 9th Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Civil Division. Case No. 2012-CC-011277-O, Division 73. September 24, 2012. Faye Allen, Judge. 19 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1105a