12th Dec 2016

As a landlord in Florida you have the ability to evit a tenant in case the tenant doesn’t pay the rent. A tenant only gets three days to either pay the rent or leave the property after receiving the eviction notice. The article highlights the 3 day notice of evicting tenants in the State of Florida as per the state landlord-tenant statutes.

What Information Should the Three-Day Eviction Notice Contain?

When the three-day tenant eviction notice for the failure to rent payment is issues, it must be in writing and include the following information.

  • The date when the notice for eviction was issued.
  • A warning that the landlord will pursue a legal action if the tenant doesn’t pay the rent or leave the property.
  • There must be a statement clarifying the way the tenancy eviction notice was delivered to the tenant. It can be given either by mailing or presenting the copy of the notice at the property.

In case, you are confused how to evict a tenant in Florida, you can go review the sample three day notice available at the Florida State Bar website.

Options the Landlord Has to Serve The Tenant Eviction Notice

As a landlord, you have three options for serving the tenant eviction notice. They are:

  • You have the choice of personally handing the eviction notice to the tenant at the rental property.
  • A regular email or a postal mail are also the two options that the Landlord can use to deliver the notice.
  • In case you are unable to give the notice directly to the tenant, you have the option of taping it in the front door of the rental property or at a “conspicuous place” on the property.

Concluding the Three-Day Eviction Notice Process in Florida

The conclusion of the eviction notice step depends on the response of the tenant.

  • In case the tenant makes the rent payment within the three days, you won’t be able to proceed with the process of eviction unless some other ground for eviction exists.
  • If the tenant doesn’t make the payment, but moves out of the property within the three days, you can use the security deposit in order to cover the unpaid rental amount. In the case that the security deposit doesn’t cover the entire unpaid rental amount, you have the option of suing the tenant for the remaining amount of past due rent.
  • When the tenant neither pays the rent nor moves out of the property within the three notice period, you can file a complaint with the county court for eviction.

It is always better to consult an eviction lawyer and work in accordance to his/her instructions before taking any of the above-listed legal steps. At Evict FL, our eviction lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to evict of your problem tenant fast.

Comments (2)

  • yvonne zuniga on January 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I need to hire an eviction attorney and I would like to speak to an attorney for a consultation and to find out how much it will cost. My contact number is 786-586-2985. Reply

    • Philippe Revah on May 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Yvonne, one of our attorneys would be happy to assist you regarding your eviction case. Please call or email us at the information on our "Contact Us" page. Reply

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