Many Landlords that own properties in the State of Florida hire a property manager to manage their property. This includes collecting the rent from the Tenant as well as managing all other issues pertaining to the property. When a tenant fails to pay rent or is not complying with the terms of the lease, a property manager will be responsible for sending all notices to the Tenant. Many property managers will even file evictions on behalf of the Landlord. While this may appear to be a cost saving measure by a Landlord, it ultimately could have negative results for them. There are also specific requirements that a property manager must follow to file an eviction that include:
- The eviction must be residential and uncontested;
- The eviction must be for non-payment of rent;
- The forms used by the Property Manager must be approved by the Supreme Court of Florida;
- Must have written authorization from the Landlord; and
- Must be filed in the Landlord’s name.
If an eviction becomes contested, the property manager is no longer legally able to handle the eviction. A contested eviction is when a Tenant files a response or raises any issue that a Judge believes will be more properly addressed at a hearing. Therefore, it is much more logical to hire profession Florida Eviction Attorneys from the beginning of an eviction to prevent any future problems that could ultimately arise in Court if the eviction was filed by a Property Manager. If you are a homeowner that currently uses a property manager to handle their evictions, contact your experienced Florida Eviction Attorneys of 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC today at (954) 323-2529 to discuss the benefits of using Florida Eviction Attorneys to file your evictions from beginning to end.