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Florida 3-Day Notices Prior to Eviction

Statutory Requirement Prior to Eviction

Florida Statute 83.56(3) governs what happens when a tenant doesn't pay rent and the landlord wants to terminate the lease. The only exception to this will be when the lease between the parties provides for a greater notice time than that required by the statute. The lease cannot provide a time frame that is less than that provided by the statute or attempt to waive the 3 day notice requirement. Typically a lease will follow the statute and not increase the notice time required. Once the due date for the rent has come and gone a landlord can then issue a three day notice for the tenant to pay rent or give possession back to the landlord. The calculation of the three days is where most landlords run into problems. The three days CANNOT include the day that the notice is served or any weekends or legal holidays.

The statutory language for the notice is:

You are hereby notified that you are indebted to me in the sum of $_____ dollars for the rent and use of the premises (address of leased premises, including county) , Florida, now occupied by you and that I demand payment of the rent or possession of the premises within 3 days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays) from the date of delivery of this notice, to wit: on or before the_____day of_____,_____(year).
(landlord’s name, address and phone number)

After the 3-Day Notice

After the time period in the 3 day notice has expired one of four things will have typically happened:

Register as a Landlord

If you are a Florida landlord who has a non-paying tenant and would like to retain us to file an eviction please request to register with us first. Once you are registered you will be given a unique login to our member's area that will allow you to immediately process evictions online 24/7. We also provide landlords with online access to their eviction file so that they can check the status at any time and leave comments or requests for the file lawyer. We strive to provide you with convenient access, transparent pricing, and reliable representation. If you prefer to register over the phone, or just chat with the attorney, you can contact us toll-free at 855-529-7256.

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