Re: Eviction - Posted by Carmen_FL
Posted by Carmen_FL on November 06, 2000 at 09:57:38:
Speaking from (very) recent experience - Do NOT try to do this first eviction on your own.
We posted a three day notice, which unfortunately was missing 3 little words, and that gave the tenants the ammunition to obtain an emergency hearing, etc, etc and we ended up having to pay THEIR lawyer to reach a settlement with them (ouch!). Would have been much cheaper to get an experienced eviction attorney to file the necessary papers from the get-go. They would have been out within 30 days - they had no defense, nor the money to post with the court (required in Florida, UNLESS you make a dumb mistake like we did). Instead, it took us over 60 days - but they ARE leaving TODAY (YEY! I drove by yesterday, and they were packing, thankfully - although we have a writ of posession, I was expecting to have to send the sheriff after them if they didn’t leave by midnight … )