Eviction Procedures

Florida Panhandle Real Estate Law Firm Aids in Evictions

Pensacola Real Estate Attorney Concentrates on Eviction Procedures

Chapter 83 of the Florida state landlord-tenant statutes governs eviction procedures in the state. Landlords are required to follow them when evicting a tenant for non-payment of rent or for violating a portion of the lease or rental agreement.

Rent is generally due on the first day of every month, and if a tenant does not pay rent on time in Florida, then a landlord can legally evict them from a rental unit. The tenant will have three days after receipt of the eviction notice to either pay the rent or vacate the property. The three days begins on the date the notice is delivered to the tenant, weekends and legal holidays not included.

The three-day notice should include the following information:

  • The statement, “You are hereby notified that you are indebted to me in the sum of ___ dollars for the rent and use of the premises (address of leased premises, including county), Florida, now occupied by you and that I demand payment of the rent or possession of the premises within 3 days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays) from the date of delivery of this notice, to wit: on or before the __ day of ___ , (year).
    (Landlord’s name, address and phone number)."
  • The date the notice was served upon the tenant.
  • A statement that the landlord may pursue legal action if the tenant does not pay the rent or move.
  • An explanation of how the notice was given to the tenant, either through actual notice or mailing the notice.

The landlord has three options for serving the three-day notice, including:

  • Personally giving the notice to the tenant at the rental property.
  • Mailing a copy of the notice by regular mail, registered mail, or certified mail.
  • Leaving the three-day notice at the rental unit in a conspicuous place, such as taped to the front door.

If the notice is not properly served, the landlord must create a new notice and start the process over again.

Contact an Experienced Florida Panhandle Real Estate Attorney Today

Are you unsure what the proper eviction procedures are in the state of Florida? Orlando Attorney Nishad Khan P.L. assists clients with numerous Florida real estate matters, including evictions. Contact him online or call (850) 500-3030 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Florida real estate attorney today.


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