Eviction ?'s - Posted by Jay FL

Posted by Mark(OH) on March 21, 2002 at 10:06:57:

Check the state Tenant/Landlord laws. Sometimes you need to have the Sheriff escort you to the property to enforce the “Writ” issued by the court. The Sheriff will walk in and declare the items “junk” and then you can put the junk out on the curb for trash pickup. Or, sometimes you will have to get “movers” to pick up and store the “junk” for 30 days and allow the old tenants to claim their “junk”.

Be careful here… make sure you know the laws and follow them to the letter! One slip up and you will:
a) Have to start all over again!
b) Be sued

Hope this helps,


Eviction ?'s - Posted by Jay FL

Posted by Jay FL on March 21, 2002 at 06:46:55:

My first eviction is almost over. I am pretty sure they moved out but there is a lot of stuff left behind. What do I do now? DO I have to get the sheriff out there to open the door? What do I do with all the stuff they left behind?

Re: Eviction ?'s - Posted by Jim FL

Posted by Jim FL on March 22, 2002 at 01:22:59:

There are two places that you can go online and search about this.

  1. www.floridalandlord.com (The state statutes are linked there)
  2. www.mrlandlord.com

I’d try the first one, there is a section there about abandoned property and how to deal with it.
You may also want to call some other local landlords, and RE attornies and ask them how long the stuff must be left behind before it is considered abandoned.

Jim FL