83.43 Definitions.—As used in this part, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless some other meaning is plainly indicated:
“Tenant” means any person entitled to occupy a dwelling unit under a rental agreement.
I was informed \ cautioned by a police officer that any person living (i.e. residing, accepting mail), that they are in fact a tenant and may not be denied access: despite not being on the rental agreement.
Is there any Florida statute or any other relevant authoritative (government) statute that supports the notion that anyone (i.e. not on the rental agreement)'living' in the unit (unknown how long that must be) is a tenant? Is an adult child (not listed on lease) of the lease a tenant?
Is there a comprehensive (verifiable) standard for determining if a person is a tenant? For example, if Joe Cool is listed on the rental agreement as a tenant, then a third party can verify Joe is on the lease. I'd like to understand what exactly triggers tenancy.