Many Homeowners in Florida allow family members to live in their home. Sometimes, due to unfortunate circumstances, they no longer want their family members to remain living in their home. In most cases, the family member does not have a lease and is not paying rent to the Homeowner. The Course of Action that a Homeowner must take if they need to remove a Family Member is a Florida Unlawful Detainer Action. A Florida Unlawful Detainer Action is different than an eviction because the person being removes does not have a lease and is not paying rent. Florida Statutes Chapter 82 governs a Florida Unlawful Detainer Action. It is important to remember that formal notice to the family member is not required in a Florida Unlawful Detainer Action. Additionally, the person being served with the lawsuit has only five days to respond.
A Florida Unlawful Detainer Action can be a quick process if the person that is being removed does not have any valid defenses. If you are a homeowner in Florida and no longer want a family member to remain living in your property, contact your experienced and knowledgeable Florida Unlawful Detainer Attorneys @ 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC today at (954) 323-2529. We are available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and have office in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties.