Are you Evicting a Tenant without a Written Lease? Believe it or not, many Florida Landlords and Tenants today still memorialize their Landlord-Tenant rental relationship and agreements with a handshake.
Many Landlords in Florida have Tenants that pay them on a monthly basis, but they never entered into an actual formal written lease with the Tenant. Under this scenario, if the Tenant continues to pay rent on time on a certain day every month to the Landlord, the Landlord will not be able to evict them for reasons strictly related to the payment of rent. In light of the Tenant paying rent timely every month, the Landlord still has the right to the terminate the lease.
Florida Statutes allows a Landlord to terminate an unwritten rental agreement if they provide the Tenant a fifteen (15) day notice stating that the month-to-month tenancy will terminate at the end of the month. This notice must be given fifteen (15) days prior to the start of the next rental period. For example, a Landlord cannot give a fifteen (15) day notice to the Tenant on 18th of the month that the tenancy is to terminate on 31st of the month. If used correctly, this is a great tool for Landlords that no longer want their Tenant residing in their property.
Evicting Tenants without a written Lease may seem simple, but it is imperative that Landlords follow the proper procedures and law when Evicting Tenants without a written Lease. 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC provides Broward Landlords and Palm Beach Landlords with the experienced and aggressive legal representation that they deserve when it comes to evicting Tenants without a Lease. Call us today at 954. 323.2529. We have a Lantana Evictions’ office and a Coral Springs Evictions’ office in order to better serve our clients.