Eviction Process in Orlando Florida
However, if you want to try and do the eviction by your self you should be aware of a few basic things.
1. Keep good bank account records. The Judge will most likely want to see a ledger with all the rent deposits you ever made into your account.
2. Never accept partial rent payments, it tends to muddy up the waters & Judges in Central Florida don’t like to see partial payments (trust me on this one)
3. If the tenant is late, you must post a 3 day notice before you can do anything else. The notice should be delivered in person. If nobody is home, you should place the notice inside and envelop and tape it to the front door. You must clearly put the tenants name on the outside of the envelop and give them 3 full business days to respond (exclude weekends and holiday)
A 3 day notice is a simple notice that explains to the tenants that they have 3 days to either Pay, Leave, or face Eviction. Some counties in Florida use different types of 3 days notices, so we recommend that you get one directly from your local court house.
Lastly, if at all possible, your tenants should be made aware that evictions and foreclosure are totally different. The eviction process is relatively fast and only takes several weeks, unlike foreclosures that can some times take years! Often times tenants will simply leave after the 3 day notice is posted, but if they refuse to leave, make sure you do everything by the book to avoid problems later on in the court room.
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