In today’s roller coaster of an economy, individuals have become more reliant on each and every paycheck and some even live paycheck to paycheck. As emergencies always unexpectedly come up, it might be hard for you to pay those monthly rent checks, especially as your other bills keeping piling up.
If you are unable to pay your rent, your landlord may initiate Eviction proceedings to evict you from the property and for the landlord to regain possession of the property. It is always important to read your lease to find out the method of payment, the amount of payment and where the payment must be sent. The landlord cannot simply place a note on your door that states “Get Out!” Proper notice must be given to the tenant informing them of their duty to pay the rent. In Florida, the landlord must post a three (3) day notice on the property for failure to pay rent. If the three days have come and gone, the landlord must then file an eviction action in a court of competent jurisdiction. Once served with an Eviction lawsuit, the tenant has the option to deposit the amount owed into the Court’s registry, file an Answer to the Eviction action or move out of the property. If the tenant has any affirmative defenses, an Answer must be filed within five (5) business days after service of the Eviction.
It is important to know that a landlord cannot kick you out without the court’s approval or what is known as a Writ of Possession. A Writ of Possession is served by the local Sheriff’s Office, who will assist in the final stage of the Eviction. Experienced West Palm Beach Evictions Lawyers are always recommend to be consulted with.
We understand that receiving an Eviction action can be scary, but the Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC and its team of West Palm Beach Evictions Lawyers are here to help! Call us today at (561) 699-0399 or stop by our Lantana office located at 814 W. Lantana Rd. Suite 1, Lantana, Florida 33462.