Landlord Representation In Evictions And Unlawful Detainer Actions
As a landlord, your success depends on your tenants. You expect them to fulfill their legal obligations, including paying rent. When they fail to do so, you may need to resort to evicting them.
No landlord likes pursuing an eviction or unlawful detainer. When it becomes unavoidable, however, enlisting solid legal counsel can go a long way toward minimizing the headaches involved in the process.
At Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A., our lawyers can help you navigate the process, protecting your rights and interests each step of the way. We represent landlords of both residential and commercial properties throughout west-central Florida. Drawing on extensive experience in the intricacies of real estate law, our attorneys can strategically approach your case in a way that minimizes risk and maximizes the potential for a positive outcome.
Unlawful Detainer Vs. Eviction
In Florida, these concepts are similar. Eviction refers to exercising your rights as a landlord to remove a tenant with whom you have a legally established landlord-tenant relationship.
Unlawful detainer, on the other hand, involves removing someone from your property with whom you don’t have a formal landlord-tenant relationship. This may be a friend, family member or squatter living on your property who has refused to move elsewhere.
The Unlawful Detainer And Eviction Process
Florida has strict requirements for pursuing an unlawful detainer or eviction. For example, you must:
- Provide adequate notice to the tenant or occupant
- File an unlawful detainer complaint in the appropriate county court, supported by ample documentation
- Address any defenses or counterclaims that the tenant or occupant raises
- Present your case at a hearing
Missteps at any point in the process can jeopardize your rights as the landlord or property owner. When you work with us, you can entrust our lawyers with handling all aspects of the case, ensuring that it doesn’t get derailed by common pitfalls.
Let Us Help You Enforce Your Property Rights As A Landlord
You have important legal rights when it comes to evictions and unlawful detainers. Our attorneys can help you enforce them.