Need to Remove a Girlfriend from a Florida Home? If you have a girlfriend living in your home and you no longer want her there, you can remove her legally through a Florida Unlawful Detainer. It is important to not confuse an Unlawful Detainer with a Florida Eviction or a Florida Ejectment. Doing so, can add to unnecessary delay and expenses. Therefore, it is important that you speak with an Florida Eviction Lawyer.
How do you Remove Girlfriend From Florida Home?
To bring an action, you must meet these requirements:
- No Lease;
- No Exchange of Rent;
- She refuses to Leave the Property; and
- She does not have any Ownership in the Property.
If you filed an Eviction, your case may get dismissed. On the other hand, if she pays rent or there is a rental agreement, the appropriate action is an Eviction. An Eviction begins with notice. Notice in an eviction may be a three day or a fifteen day notice depending on the particular circumstances. Thereafter, a complaint is filed.
On the other hand, a Florida Unlawful Detainer lawsuit does not require any formal written notice to the unauthorized occupant. You can immediately file a complaint under the Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer Chapter 82, Florida Statutes. However, we always first recommend giving written notice. If she alleges that she has an interest in the property, the proper action is a Florida Ejectment. This requires you to prove that you own the property by attaching documents to the Complaint. In addition, the person being sued has 20 days to respond unlike an Eviction or Unlawful Detainer action.
A Florida Unlawful Detainer, Florida Eviction, and Florida Ejectment are actions to remove someone from your property. However, if you need to Remove Your Girlfriend From Your Home that is living in your property, where there is no issue as to ownership, and she remains in the property without your consent and without a rental agreement, an Unlawful Detainer action is the recommended course for regaining possession of your property. If you are faced with these circumstances, contact 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC at 954.323.2529. We have offices in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.