Florida tenants refusing to move out after lease expired (6/1/2009). What are the rules for eviction in Florida?

Tenant told by lender property in pre-foreclosure and they want to stay in the house trying to position themselves for a short sale.

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Real Estate Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Right now they are legally considered to be holdover tenants.  If they offer to pay rent, which I doubt that they going to do, do not accept it. 

The eviction process in Florida can take about 3-4 weeks.  This site will help you:  http://evict.com/?page=evictqa

Best of luck.

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