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UPDATE Can My Landlord Evict Me For Non-Payment of Rent During the Pandemic?

By Daniel M. Copeland |

On June 1, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-137, extending Executive Order 20-94, as extended by Executive Order 20-121, until 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2020.  As you may recall, Executive Order 20-94, suspended and tolled any Florida Statute that would allow a landlord to evict a residential tenant for non-payment of rent.  It… Read More »

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Can My Landlord Evict Me During the Pandemic?

By Daniel M. Copeland |

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis extended Executive Order 20-94, which suspended and tolled any Florida Statute that would allow a landlord to evict a residential tenant for non-payment of rent to June 2, 2020. The original executive order was set to expire on Sunday, May 17.  It is important to note that nothing… Read More »

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CAN A PROPERTY MANAGER FILE AN EVICTION?

By Daniel M. Copeland |

Evictions are inevitable part of the property management business. However, an eviction action should be handled by an experienced landlord-tenant attorney, but some property managers do not see the benefit, or they do not want to pay an attorney to handle the matter. In Florida, the law ONLY allows for a property manager to… Read More »

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My Landlord Filed An Eviction Action for Non-Payment of Rent

By Daniel M. Copeland |

In Florida, pursuant to Florida Statute Section 83.232, tenants must pay rent into the court’s registry during an eviction case.  If the tenant does not pay the rent due, they may lose the eviction case by “default.”  That means a default eviction judgment is entered against the tenant quickly, without a hearing or an… Read More »

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DEFECTIVE THREE (3) DAY NOTICE’S EFFECT ON EVICTION COMPLAINT

By Daniel M. Copeland |

Prior to July 1, 2013, if a landlord filed an eviction action with a defective three (3) day notice, the eviction was subject to be dismissed with prejudice.   However, an amended statute, §83.60(1)(a), Florida Statute, went into effect on July 1, 2013. The amended statue requires that “[t]he landlord must be given an… Read More »

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Who Can File An Eviction Action In Florida?

By Daniel M. Copeland |

Let’s say that you have a problem with a tenant who refuses to pay rent or follow the requirements of the lease, and now it’s time to evict. Before starting the eviction process, there is are some important issues to consider: Who has the right to file an eviction in Florida? Under the law,… Read More »

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WHO CAN FILE AN EVICTION ACTION?

By Daniel M. Copeland |

You have a problem tenant who refuses to pay rent or follow the lease, and now it’s time to evict. Before starting the eviction process, there is an important issue to consider: Who has the right to file an eviction in Florida? Under the law, the following parties may bring an eviction action: Property… Read More »

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