According to an agreement with the town of Palm Beach in 1993, Trump will not be able to live at Mar-a-Lago golf club after he departs from the White House.
His neighbors at the social club sent a letter to the town as well as to the US Secret Service in which their lawyer, Reginald Stambaugh, explained that since Mar-a-Lago is a social club, no one is allowed to settle permanently.
He proceeded to add that they were warning them well in advance to prevent an embarrassing situation and to provide ample time to President Trump to arrange an alternative. He added that he trusts the town of Palm Beach to take responsibility for reminding the president of the agreement.
According to several reports, Trump is planning to move to Florida after President-elect Joe Biden moves into the White House. Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago is being renovated and Melania Trump is in search of schools in the state for their youngest son, Barron Trump.
Even though Trump resided in New York City before he moved to the White House, in 2019 he changed his domicile from New York to Florida. He also reportedly voted for himself in person in the 2020 elections as a resident of Florida.
Mar-a-Lago was a residential estate that previously belonged to a socialite, Marjorie Merriweather Post. In 1985, Trump acquired it intending to start a business by opening a golf club at the private residence. According to an agreement signed with the local government in 1993, Trump was authorized to open a social club at the estate if he abided by certain rules and regulations.
This agreement also specified the number of days Trump can reside at the club annually. This rule states that it is not permissible for the President to live at Mar-a-Lago for more than three non-consecutive weeks annually. This causes a hindrance in Trump’s plan to permanently move to the club after leaving the White House.
However, if Trump does not abide by these rules a complicated legal battle with the town of Palm Beach will ensue. The neighboring residents report that the town allowed Trump to dismiss the rules of the agreement because he was the President; however, they had to bear frequent problems with noise, traffic, and security. One resident described the situation as a ‘circus’ for the previous four years.