You are being evicted? - Posted by Jim FL
Posted by Jim FL on July 10, 2002 at 14:37:37:
Were you given just one notice?
And was July the ONLY month you are late with?
AS was said in another reply, contact your property manager ASAP and get the rent taken care of.
Without seeing what the landlord served you with, I can only guess.
However, I would guess that what you recieved was a 3 day notice to pay rent or give possession.
Now remember, I’m not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.
When I serve tenants with the three day notice, they are expected to pay the rent by the close of business on the third day, not including holidays and weekends.
Should the tenant fail to pay rent within the three days, we then file an eviction case with the courts, and a summons is served to the tenant.
The tenant is given by Florida law, 5 days to “Respond” to this eviction summons.
The tenant must respond in writing to the court clerks office, as well as submit the rent IN FULL plus any other fees to the court clerks registry.
Failure to do that, results in a default judgement for possession being granted.
Check with your local county clerks office to see what they require specifically, some have their own little quirks.
Bottom line Bill, get the rent to your landlord before they file, and talk to them NOW!!!
Unless you want to move out, or be thrown out.
P.S. For info on Florida landlord tenant laws, check out www.Floridalandlord.com
This gentleman has some GREAT resources available for research and study.