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From START to FINISH
Whether you own one rental house, or a 100 unit apartment complex, chances are you have had to evict someone from your property. This is never pleasant, which is why we offer a full range of eviction services. Let us help you from start to finish.
In Florida, before you can evict a tenant, you must first provide written notice to the tenant(s). This notice period varies in the State of Florida depending on the reason for eviction. We have the knowledge, and the correct forms to assist you.
If you believe you are needing to evict a tenant for any reason, but are not sure how to begin, we can help. We have assisted our clients with this process many times over the years, and our vast experience will immediately be put to work for you.
Once the notice period has ended, and if the situation has not resolved itself (tenant has not moved, or paid rent, depending on specific situation), it then becomes necessary to prepare the case, and file the case with the court.
You will need to complete the complaint for eviction, so be certain you have all the necessary information. A copy of the written lease, if one was executed, needs to be attached to the complaint as exhibit A. A copy of your written notice which we delivered in step one, will be attached as exhibit B.
It is also necessary to pay a filing fee to the court at this point. This fee varies depending on the number of tenants in the unit which you are evicting. We will advise you the total fee.
Of course, we handle the filing of your case for you. We will assist you with ensuring you have completed the correct forms, and provide the correct amount of copies.
After filing, the Summons, Complaint for Eviction, and Exhibits, will need to be served to all tenants in the unit which you wish to evict. This MUST BE DONE BY A PROCESS SERVER APPOINTED IN THE SPECIFIC COUNTY where your property is located.
We of course are duly appointed in the counties we serve, and will ensure the Service of Process is completed in the correct manner, within the correct time frame.
Once the tenant(s) are served in step 3, they have a specific amount of time to furnish a WRITTEN RESPONSE to the court of jurisdiction.
Once the tenant(s) file written response with the court, the court will notify all parties (including you) of a court date for a hearing before the Judge. DO NOT MISS THIS COURT HEARING- if you do, your case will be dismissed.
If your case is heard, and the court finds in your favour, you will obtain a judgement against the tenant(s) for eviction, and possibly a money judgment if it is found you are owed money for back rent, or damage to property. Proceed to step 5.
If no response is received by the end of the answer period, the next step is to file a REQUEST AND ORDER FOR DEFAULT JUDGEMENT with the court. We can help you with this. Proceed to step 5.
In step 4, if you were granted a judgement for eviction, or a default judgment, and the proper amount of time has passed which the court provided for the tenant(s) to move from your property, you need to take both LEGAL and PHYSICAL possession of the property.
The final document you must file with the court is the REQUEST and WRIT OF EVICTION for the Sheriff to remove tenant(s) from property.
This requires a fee paid to the County Sheriffs office, and we will be able to advise you what this fee is.
We can assist with this step as well, and we can, for an additional fee, act as a liason between you and the Sheriff before, during, and after the physical eviction. We will then accept possession of the property on your behalf if you wish, then turn over to you. This service is mostly used by out-of-state clients who own rental property here in Central Florida.