Landlord/Tenant & Evictions

Florida Landlord Notice to Tenant

Florida Landlord Notice to Tenant
Florida Landlord Notice to Tenant

Are you a Florida Landlord that is having issues with your Tenant?  Is your Tenant not paying Rent?  Is their a non-monetary breach of the Lease? Is it just time for your Tenant to go? If you’re asking these questions, you’re at the right place. So what is Florida Landlord Notice to Tenant???

In Florida, Landlord & Tenant – Eviction matters are governed by the laws of the State of Florida ( Florida Statutes – Chapter 83 ) and by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.  There are four different types of notices with variations of each that are given to tenants by their Florida Landlord prior to an eviction action.

Each notice is very specific in what it requires. Although mailing is an option, we strongly recommend that Florida Landlords give their Tenant(s) one of the following notices by either hand delivery to the Tenant or by posting the notice to the Tenant’s door.  Before giving your Tenant notice, it is highly recommended that Florida Landlords contact a competent Lantana Eviction Attorneys before starting this process because a defective notice can slow down the process.  The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC and its team of Lantana Eviction Attorneys and Eviction support staff are here to help!

    If a tenant has not paid his rent, the landlord is required to give his tenant a 3 day notice in writing to vacate the premises or pay the rent. After 3 full days (Excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) have elapsed from the date of the notice (not counting the date the notice is delivered to the tenant), if the tenant has not complied with the eviction notice, the landlord then can proceed.
    If the landlord has a tenant who is undesirable but the situation could be remedied within 7 days (i.e. unauthorized pets, guest, or parking, etc.), the 7 Day Notice Letter with cure could be given. The notice should state the non-compliance and give the tenant 7 days to correct the problem or to vacate the premises. The tenant would be allowed to stay if he complied. If the tenant does not comply, then the landlord can proceed for with an eviction complaint based on the notice given. If the same noncompliance recurs within a 12 month period, the landlord may commence with eviction proceedings without giving a subsequent notice.
    If a tenant is undesirable with a serious non-compliance (i.e. destruction, damage or misuse of property; unreasonable disturbance, etc.), the 7 Day Notice without cure could be given. The notice informs the tenant the rental agreement is terminated and that no further rent will be accepted. It also lists the items of non-compliance. If the tenant has not moved in 7 days, the landlord would file eviction proceedings.
    If the landlord needs possession of his property and it is not for any of the above reasons and the rent is paid on a month to month basis, he would give the tenant a 15 day written notice to vacate the premises. The notice would state that the rental agreement is terminated and no further rent would be accepted. This notice should be given 15 days prior to the rent being due. If the tenant does not vacate, the landlord would file his complaint for eviction. If a written lease agreement has been entered into, this section does not apply.

Do you need assistance with a Florida Landlord Notice to Tenant from an experienced Lantana Eviction Attorneys or have a renters rights issue? The Lantana Eviction Attorneys at The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC are here to assist.  Call us today @ (561) 699-0399 to set-up an appointment @ our Lantana, Florida office location.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 2008, Ryan S. Shipp, Esquire is the Founder and Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC which is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Mr. Shipp and his team of associate attorneys and support staff focus their practice in the areas of real estate and business law.

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