Zillow Advice: Renter Rights - I have an owner that wants to put lock boxes over the A/C thermostat. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-owner-that-wants-to-put-lock-boxes-over-the-A-C-thermostat/453439/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate You may want to make sure ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-owner-that-wants-to-put-lock-boxes-over-the-A-C-thermostat/453439/ You may want to make sure the renter put new filters in each month!!<br/><br/>Good Luck<br/>Jon Schaffer Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-owner-that-wants-to-put-lock-boxes-over-the-A-C-thermostat/453439/ 2012-08-07T04:15:00Z I spoke with&nbsp;our attorney ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-owner-that-wants-to-put-lock-boxes-over-the-A-C-thermostat/453439/ I spoke with&nbsp;our attorney that handled our Florida Rental Property and he&nbsp;informed me&nbsp;that unless it is clearly outlined in the rental agreement, modifications cannot be made to the property by either party without necessity.&nbsp;&nbsp; Modifications that would possibly make the tenant uncomfortable, for lack of a better word, should not be made....&nbsp;Especially if the tenant pays the utility bill.&nbsp; If they want to change something on the lease when the term expires, they may do so.&nbsp; Good luck getting a new tenant in Florida!&nbsp; If the A/C units are going out, perhaps they could&nbsp;review proper maintenance with the tenant. Such as how often to change filters and add bleach to drain system if necessary.&nbsp;Or they may just be old units and needed to be replaced anyway. Either way, the landlord cannot restrict&nbsp;via lockbox, a personal and necessary comfort for a tenant. Silly landlord! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-an-owner-that-wants-to-put-lock-boxes-over-the-A-C-thermostat/453439/ 2012-07-31T16:11:00Z