Florida Tenant Rights/Being threatened by spouse of property owner.?
Due to job loss, I fell behind on my rent in August. I since have found another job, and am making payments to the property owner in order to get caught up. She has been in verbal agreement with this since I got behind.
At this point, I owe $ 100 for August, and $ 850 for September. I am making another deposit tomorrow into her account (I have receipts for the deposits from the bank.) I will be making a deposit of $ 500 tomorrow, leaving the balance @ $ 450, which I will be able to hopefully pay upon receiving my next paycheck. Of course, I then have to attack the October payment of $ 850, which I will make every effort to do.
The owner of this condo recently remarried her ex husband, who is the bread winner, but whose name is not on the deed to this property. He is now making threats to enter the property without written notice, which to my understanding is illegal. I have not even been served with a 3 Day Pay or Quit notice, and he plans to pursue eviction through the legal system.
My lease does not include anything prohibiting me from changing the lock on the front door, to which he has a key. I am not willing to live in fear that he will enter at any given time. If he does, I plan to have him removed from the premises legally.
What is the best way to get him off my back? I have looked into getting a personal loan, with my car which is paid for, as collateral, but am hesitant to incur more debt. Would it be best to draw up a contract stating when the outstanding monies will be paid? This has become a nerve wracking situation for me. I am trying very hard to get caught up, but he is unreasonable, stating that he would rather pay mortgage for an empty place, than have someone living here who is not paying. (Untrue, as I am paying as much as I possibly can each payday.)
Thoughts/ideas/answers would be most appreicated.