I’m a Florida tenant and I don’t want to move out of my home. How can I avoid eviction? What are my Florida tenant eviction rights?
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UPDATED: Feb 13, 2020
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If you are a tenant and have received notice, you can do what is required in the notice by the deadline given, negotiate with your landlord, or do nothing. Your landlord must give you proper notice before evicting you (see Available Florida Termination Notices). If you were given proper notice and you do not comply, your landlord may evict you. When the eviction process has been started by your landlord, you will be served with an eviction summons. It may be given to you directly or it may be mailed and posted on the property. It will include the reasons that you are being evicted as well as court information. You will be required to file an answer. This must be done in a specific manner. If you fail to answer the Summons or answer improperly, the landlord may get a default judgment against you without you having the opportunity to defend yourself in court.
At this point, you may wish to seek the advice of an experienced Florida evictions lawyer, either to give you sound advice or to help you defend against eviction.