An Unlawful Detainer in Florida is a lawsuit that is filed requesting another person be ordered to leave your property. Although similar to an Eviction proceeding, there is no landlord/tenant relationship between the parties, i.e. there is no agreement to pay rent, either verbal or in writing. If there is an agreement to pay rent, verbal or in writing, an Eviction lawsuit should be considered.
An Unlawful detainer is filed in county court pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter 82 and the owner of the property is entitled to a summary procedure. Therefore, all defenses of law or fact shall be contained in the defendant’s answer which shall be filed within 5 days after service of process.
The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC is here to help you with all of your Unlawful Detainer and Eviction Needs. Call us today @ (561) 699-0399 or set-up an appointment at our Lantana, Florida office location.