Evictions

Evictions

A problem tenant can be very stressful on a landlord. Florida law allows for a landlord to evict a tenant, typically for nonpayment of rent or for a violation of the lease. There are specific guidelines that are set forth that must be followed by the landlord in order to properly evict a tenant. Florida law is very specific in awarding attorney fees to the winning party in a landlord-tenant dispute, so it is essential that a landlord follows the Florida eviction procedures to the letter. The eviction process typically includes the following (please note that there are variances as to what is required, specifically in a mobile home eviction): (1) 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent; (2) Complaint for Possession; (3) 5-Day Summons; (4) Motion for Clerk’s Default; (5) Motion for Default Final Judgment; (6) Default Final Judgment; and (7) Writ of Possession. Our office offers a flat rate eviction package that includes all costs up to the Writ of Possession (which is not always required), and includes court costs. Our belief, is that by offering a flat rate, a landlord knows all the fees associated with the eviction up front. Please go to our online eviction intake form, view our blog entries concerning landlord & tenant law, or contact our office ar 386-676-0199 to discuss if the eviction process is applicable for your situation.

The purpose of this intake form is to collect the needed information to initiate the eviction proceedings against a tenant for a lack of payment of rent or lease violations. The cost due upon submission of this intake form is $500 per eviction filing (an additional $100 for each additional tenant of the same property), which includes the court cost and process serving fees involved for each eviction. Upon recipe of this form and payment, we will initiate the eviction process by sending you the required notice to either deliver personally or to post on their door in a secure manor. From that point the tenant has until the close of business on the due date to pay the entire amount due, or if not the eviction process is taken to the next level by filing with the Courts. The entire process takes around 25-45 days depending on how busy the Courts are.

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