Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Florida

1. In Florida, Hillsborough county when evicting a tenant may more than one type of evictions be processed at the same time. For example, issue a 3 day non-payment of rent and a 7 day eviction notice for noncompliance on the same day?

2. After issuing a 3 day pay or leave notice may the landlord refuse to accept a payment within the three day period?

Asked on 3/28/13, 9:53 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

1. Non payment and a violation notice can both be issued. Filing suit on both would be inconsistent and unhelpful. If rental is not paid, that is the best course to pursue.

2. A landlord can refuse to accept anything but full payment. A landord who accepts a partial payment will void the notice.

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Answered on 3/28/13, 10:15 am

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