Worrying about an impending eviction – or worse, coming home to find an eviction notice on the door – could throw anyone into an understandable state of panic. But with the right legal knowledge and expertise, even a difficult situation like this can be managed and ultimately lead to a positive outcome.
Experienced eviction lawyers for tenants in Florida have helped thousands of people defend their right to stay where they are and to fight a landlord’s attempt to force them out of their rental. In many cases, tenants are protected by Florida’s strict eviction laws, which require landlords to take several specific steps before legally evicting a tenant.
To start, it’s essential for every renter to know what a landlord does not have the power to do and how to respond if they do it anyway. These illegal actions include:
Any tenant who has experienced these actions have the right to report their landlord to the police and file a lawsuit in court for damages associated with these illegal actions. To win this type of lawsuit and maximize compensation, the tenant should contact a skilled evictions attorney.
If the reason for the notice is a failure on the tenant’s part to adhere to one or more terms of the lease, then the tenant has seven days within which to correct the problem; if they do so within that time frame, the landlord cannot continue with the eviction process. Notwithstanding, a seven-day notice to vacate does not allow the tenant time to cure. This notice is used when the tenant damages property; creates unreasonable disturbances; or repeats a violation within 12 months of a written warning.
Suppose a tenant receives legal papers regarding an eviction. In that case, they should immediately speak with a Florida evictions lawyer who can help them write their time-sensitive response, as described in step three.
Understanding that these steps are mandatory and knowing how they need to be executed to meet the requirements is key to building a solid defense for any tenant facing possible eviction.
A defense can be built in any case where the landlord has made one or more (even small) missteps in their attempt to evict a tenant.
Exploring the possible defenses that apply to a particular situation is best done with the help of a qualified wrongful evictions attorney.
Stop eviction proceedings, sue for wrongful conviction, and seek an eviction removal from your record with the seasoned eviction lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group in Florida.
Fenstersheib Law Group Locations: Our main office is located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and we have secondary Florida offices located in Hollywood, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, & Jacksonville.