I live in a 55+ RV community in Florida. I was granted full time living. I was also granted the permission to build a

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Customer: I live in a 55+ RV community in Florida. I was granted full time living. I was also granted the permission to build a deck. 8 weeks later I was told that I do not meet the 55+ requirements and that I need to leave and my deck will be thrown in the trash. I would like to know if I have any possible recourse to get my deck cost reimbursed?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: Not yet
JA: Have you talked to a FL lawyer about this?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have found another location to live.
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Good afternoon, my name is ***** ***** I am an attorney in the Tampa Bay area. Just out of curiosity, whereabouts in Florida are you?

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Palm Harbor
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ProfessorEsq, Expert

Ok, so you are pretty close. So please better explain how they first came to authorize your residency at the 55+ community and what their basis for the change in their position on it? Because of course, there is an argument that you relied on the fact that you got the "ok" to your detriment, having to potentially remove your deck.

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Do I need to call or can you provide me info this way?
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Yes, the call request is automatically generated - you don't have to do it if you don't want to.

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I arrived on November 1 with a 6 month reservation. Within weeks of arriving I inquired about a permanent site and if there was a wait list. I was informed there was no wait list and I could be made perm immediately which was the case. The following month when I paid my rent it was reduced to the $600 / month perm rate. They were well aware that I am 50 years old and I was told they have an 80/20 rule and I am covered by that. At the same time I have a husband who qualifies for the 55+ but I was told that was not necessary. We don't live together but that is not the point. In the meantime, I asked if I could build a deck and the answer was yes. New Management came into play all of a sudden the rules changed. I was told that I could not live here as perm even though I had been paying perm rent for 3 months. When I started to question them and said I needed to consult a lawyer I was told that they would take legal action and have me evicted. Within days I received my notice and the confirmation that I was not allowed to sell the deck to anyone in the park (I had a buyer) and that the deck would simply be put in the trash. Please not that the deck is 8 ft x 32 ft. You don't exactly put it in your pocket and take it with you. I spent close to 5,000 for the deck.
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It's costing me extra money monthly to be at a new location and it isn't perm. I want my money back. Do you think I have a case?
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Give me one moment I had to take a call, then I will review your synopsis and provide my assessment.

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I am very sorry to hear about this matter. Sadly the community can refuse entry to anyone who doesn't qualify according to the park bylaws.

Customer
what about the deck?
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anything I can do there? Small Claims?
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You would need a written preapproval from the community to build the deck.

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Ok thank you for your information. I appreciate your help
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