Sorry to say… - Posted by Rick Wheat
Posted by Rick Wheat on February 26, 2001 at 07:05:27:
that they ARE tenants, (at sufferance), even if there is NO LEASE. In Florida, you MUST do the eviction through the courts, using the applicable 3-Day Notice in the Florida Statutes, followed by the Formal Complaint for Eviction. Keep in mind, you CAN handle this yourself if you OWN the property as an INDIVIDUAL, but if it is owned by a corporation (which you should for asset protection purposes), then an Attorney has to handle it in Florida. I’ve been managing properties in Florida for 10 years, and have a pretty good idea of what you can and can’t get away with.
HOWEVER, you might be able to PAY them to leave. I know, that hurts to give money to someone that OWES you money, but it is usually cheaper than paying for a court mandated formal eviction. Especially considering possible attorney’s fees.
If you’d like some more advice, email me.