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Renters rights for flood victims


The flood also wrecked a lot of rental homes and apartments.
And some those renters have questions about what happens next.

Escambia County put out some legal advice.
First, check your lease

For any provisions about natural disasters.
Generally, it's the tenant's right to terminate the lease after a disaster, not the landlord's.

In most cases, you cannot be evicted without written notice and a filing in court.

Both landlords and tenants with concerns can contact the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association's lawyer referral service, at 434-6009.

Low income families may be able to get help from legal services of North Florida at 432-8222.