Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Florida

As a landlord who has given a tenant a 60 day notice that the lease will not be renewed and they must be out by end of lease term what recourse do I have if they are not out by said time? Can I call the sheriffs and have them removed? Do I have to let them stay if they fight it saying they can't find a new place? Isn't 60 days enough notice?

Asked on 6/17/13, 10:03 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

You would need to evict them assuming you followed the terms of the lease. You cannot get them Sheriff involved until after you file the eviction action and get a final judgment of eviction.

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Answered on 6/17/13, 10:06 am

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

They would be considered a holdover tenant and you could seek eviction, damages and attorney fees.

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Answered on 6/17/13, 10:27 am

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