The Great Recession has not been so great for landlords either, turning rent collection efforts into a lottery. Unemployment for the state still stands above seven percent, making it difficult if not impossible for tenants to live up to their lease agreements.
At times like this, or when tenants violate their lease for other reasons, landlords are forced to turn to Florida’s legal eviction process.
Depending on the problem, landlords can use either the three-day or the seven-day eviction period, both of which have been served in a timely and professional manner by Accurate Serve of Tampa.
• Three-Day Evictions – These evictions are used in cases of non-payment of rent.
• Five-Day Evictions – Such evictions are for other violations such as unauthorized pets or criminal activity.
Eviction Rules are Statewide Standard
No matter where in the state the case is filed, Florida eviction law provides for standard notification periods for lease termination and legal safeguards protecting the rights of both landlord and tenant.
Once the legal cause for eviction is established, the tenant is given three or seven days to fix the problem or be evicted. The clerk of the court will take the eviction complaint and send notification to the tenant by registered mail if the tenant cannot be found.
If the defendant does not reply within five days and contest the case, the court will issue a default judgment for the landlord and the tenant has 24 hours to vacate or be removed forcibly by deputies.