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Landlord evicts politician due to demonstrations

Whether a tenant fails to pay rent or damages the property and violates the terms of a lease in other ways, landlords may need to evict someone for various reasons. However, it is important to keep in mind that other factors, some of which may be out of a tenant’s control, can lead to an eviction. In Chicago, and throughout the entire state of Illinois, landlords may struggle with evicting tenants, but it is vital for them to protect their interests and understand their rights.

A Florida politician was recently evicted from property that he had been renting as a result of noisy demonstrations. At times, more than 150 protesters have been involved in the demonstrations. The politician, who is a U.S. senator, is now on the lookout for a new rental property in the Tampa Bay area. However, the senator has a number of other offices in cities across Florida, including Jacksonville, Miami as well as Orlando.

The president of a company which owns the property said that the decision to evict the senator was not political. However, the eviction follows a series of complaints from other tenants who rent space in the property. In addition to carrying security concerns, the protests have also resulted in loud noise and blocked entrances, interfering with the interests of others in the building.

Moving forward with an eviction can be challenging from a financial, legal or even emotional standpoint. That said, it is essential for landlords to work towards a positive outcome when eviction is necessary. By reaching out to an attorney who is well-versed in this area, landlords may find a clearer understanding of the best way forward.

Source: Fox News, “Sen. Rubio booted from Florida office building over rowdy protests,” Ryan Gaydos, Mar. 2, 2017