Florida Tenant Evicting Tenant? We are quite often asked that question. Florida Statutes Chapter 83, governs the Landlord/Tenant relationship in Florida. It lays out the rights and obligations that both the Florida Landlord and Florida Tenant have towards each other whether it be a Florida Residential Tenancy or Florida Commercial Tenancy. There are circumstances when a Tenant allows another Tenant who is not on their Florida Lease to stay in their apartment or house and requires that Tenant to pay the other Tenant rent. If that Tenant fails to pay rent to the Tenant that is allowing them to stay in the house or apartment, the original Tenant can evict the non-paying Tenant through a Florida Eviction action. This is a delicate situation as the Tenant evicting the other Tenant is in fact in violation of their own Florida Lease for having an unauthorized individual occupy the Premises.
On the other hand, if a Tenant allows someone to stay with them in their apartment or home but that person is not paying the Tenant that is on the Florida Lease rent or there is no contractual relationship with the Tenant to exchange sums of money, the original Tenant can remove the person that they allowed to stay with them through a Florida Unlawful Detainer action which is governed under Florida Statutes, Chapter 82. This situation usually occurs when a Tenant allows a family member or friend to stay with them and they refuse to leave after their stay has expired.
As previously stated, Florida Statutes are the governing body of the relationship between the Landlord and Tenant. The same laws apply to the rights of a Tenant against another Tenant. If you’re a Tenant in South Florida and are dealing with the Florida Tenant Evicting Tenant issue or some other Florida Eviction or Unlawful Detainer matter, call the experienced eviction lawyers of 954 Eviction Attorney’s, PLLC today at (954) 323-2529. We provide aggressive representation for Tenants against Landlords as well as against other Tenants.