Landlord/Tenant & Evictions, Unlawful Detainer

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Florida Unlawful Detainer
Florida Unlawful Detainer

When a Guest has been living at your Florida property with your permission, but has no lease agreement and has not been paying rent, e.g. a boyfriend, girlfriend, relative, friend, and they refuse to vacate, there are various legal remedies which are provided for in Florida Statutes to regain back possession of your Florida property. The proceeding is called a Florida Unlawful Detainer action. On the other hand, when someone has possession of your Florida property pursuant to a lease agreement (verbal or written) and/or has been paying rent, you must remove them through a Florida Eviction action to regain possession of your Florida property if they refuse to move out once the lease expires.

In a Florida Unlawful Detainer action, there is no requirement to give the unwanted guest notice. Once you have requested they move out and they refuse, you may file a Florida Unlawful Detainer complaint for possession with the court. Once the Unlawful Detainer complaint is filed, the legal process is very similar to a Florida Eviction; whereas the unwanted guest is given the opportunity to respond, and, if they do, the court may require a hearing. If the unwanted guest fails to respond, the process can proceed somewhat quickly, culminating in possession being returned to you, the property owner, upon the entry of a final judgment for possession, rescinding any rights the unwanted guest has to possess the property.

As in any Florida legal matter, having an experienced team of attorneys representing you and acting on your behalf to efficiently progress your case through the court system is invaluable. Our experienced team of Unlawful Detainer Attorneys and Eviction Attorneys at The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC are ready and willing to assist you. We are located at 814 W. Lantana Rd., Suite 1, Lantana, FL 33462. Contact us anytime at (561) 699-0399 or email us @


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