Florida residents might like to know about the patriotic stand one man is taking. When a retired officer of the U.S. Navy was told by his Tallahassee homeowner's association to remove the American flag covering his mailbox, the veteran refused. The man is appealing the letter he received that said the flag didn't fit in with his neighborhood's aesthetic values.
In the state of Florida, a tenant is an equal party to a landlord. Therefore, the tenant does not have to agree to anything that a landlord proposes. However, once a lease is signed, both parties are bound by its terms, and there is no grace period in which the lease can be cancelled after it is signed. Typically, leases are written down as an oral agreement may be harder to enforce in court.