In many Florida Eviction cases, the Court will require the Tenant to deposit a determined amount into the Court’s Registry. The Court’s Registry can be looked at as an escrow account, which will keep the contested money in a safe account until the conclusion of the pending Eviction.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 83.60(2), in an action for possession filed by the Landlord, if the Tenant states a defense other than payment, including a defective Three Day Notice, the Tenant shall pay the accrued rent as determined by the Complaint or a determined amount set by the Court into the Court’s Registry. Remember, most clerks will require you to have the case number and a written response before accepting your payment. If the Tenant fails to deposit the money into the Court’s Registry or fails to file a Motion to Determine Rent, this constitutes an absolute waiver of the Tenant’s defenses other than a defense of payment. The Landlord will then be entitled to an immediate Default Judgment for removal of the Tenant.
Is your Landlord requesting an absurd amount of alleged past due rent? As a Tenant, renter have rights too! The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC and its team of West Palm Beach Eviction Lawyers are here to help you with all of your Landlord-Tenant needs. Being Evicted? Call us today @ (561) 699-0399 to set-up an appointment to visit our Lantana, Florida office location.