When a Florida resident chooses to offer a residence that they own to renters they choose to take on the unexpected problems that may come up when non-owners take possession of their rental property. Landlords can and should negotiate with their prospective tenants and enter into comprehensive landlord-tenant agreements that outline important terms such as rent amounts and lease terms, but also remedies that a party may take if the other breaches the agreement. In some circumstances, a breach on the part of the renter-tenant may result in the landlord choosing to evict the other party.
An eviction is a legal process initiated by a landlord to have their tenant removed from their property. Evictions are subject to many rules and requirements, such as the responsibility of the landlord to provide adequate notice to the tenant of the initiation of the eviction process. Readers are encouraged to reach out to real estate attorneys in their communities to better understand eviction law as this post provides no legal advice.
While an eviction may seem straightforward, it can be anything but if a tenant chooses to stay in the residence beyond the date indicated in the landlord’s notice of eviction. Settling real estate disputes of this nature between landlords and tenants can come down to technical details and the interpretation of the agreements between them.
Florida law regarding landlord-tenant relationships, evictions, unlawful detainers, and other rental property matters is extensive. Rather than tackling these and other real estate issues on their own, landlords facing problems with their tenants may wish to first seek counsel from knowledgeable attorneys about their options for protecting their rights.