Eviction, Landlord-Tenant, Termination

When does a Landlord have the Right to Evict a Tenant in Florida?

When does a Landlord have the Right to Evict a Tenant in Florida?
When does a Landlord have the Right to Evict a Tenant in Florida?

In the State of Florida, a Landlord has the right to Remove a Residential Tenant through the Eviction Process if a (1) Tenant has failed to pay rent when it is due, (2) Tenant has committed a non-material violation of the lease, or (3) Tenant has remained in the property as a Holdover Tenant.

Tenant has failed to pay rent when it is due

A Tenant is responsible to pay rent on the date that they agreed to with the Landlord.  If the Tenant fails to pay rent on the agreed date, the Landlord has the right to commence eviction proceedings against the Tenant by first serving the Tenant with a Three (3) day notice.  If the Tenant fails to pay the rent after they are given a three (3) day notice or vacate the property,  the Landlord has the right to file an Eviction Lawsuit.

The Tenant has committed a non-material violation of the lease

Although a Tenant in the State of Florida may always pay their rent on time every month, they can still be removed if they violate the lease for non-monetary reasons. Some of the reasons include but are not limited to:  Allowing unauthorized occupants to live in the property without the consent of the Landlord, intentionally causing severe property damage to the residence, knowingly bringing drugs into the property or committing crimes at the property etc. Unless the non-material violation is one that cannot be cured, the Landlord must first provide the Tenant with a Seven (7) Notice to Cure the Violation or to vacate the property. If the Tenant fails to cure or vacate, the Landlord has the right to file an Eviction Lawsuit.

The Tenant has remained in the property as a Holdover Tenant

If a Tenant continues to remain in the property after the expiration of the lease without the consent of the Landlord, the Landlord may commence eviction proceedings against the Tenant.  While a Landlord has the right to remove the Tenant through eviction proceedings, the Landlord also has the right to recover double the amount of rent on the property for the period of time wherein the Tenant refuses to vacate.

Call 954 Eviction Attorneys

If you are a Landlord or a Property Manager in the State of Florida and need to remove your Tenant for any of the reasons above, contact your Florida Eviction Lawyers of 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC today @ 954.323.2529.  Our experienced Eviction Attorneys will guide you through the Florida Eviction Process and help you achieve the overall goal of removing your Tenant. Offices in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. We serve ALL of Florida.

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