When you are a Florida residential Landlord and have a Tenant who has stopped paying rent, you have legal recourse available to you to protect your property and your rights. Eviction is a two-step process. First, proper notice must be given to the Tenant to pay past due rent or surrender the premises. Then, if the Tenant does not comply within the time permitted, the eviction case is filed with the Court. A filed eviction is a public record, so most Tenants do not want it to come to that since having an eviction "on your record" will make it harder to rent in the future. Because of this, as many as 50% of eviction matters are resolved after the initial notice is made.
If you are a residential Landlord and need legal assistance with evicting a non-paying tenant, call attorney Natalia Bevilacqua to discuss your specific circumstances.