Tenants have certain rights. A landlord can’t evict a problem tenant—regardless of the reason—without giving proper notice and going through a specific legal process. Fail to conduct an eviction properly, and you could face significant time delays, expenses, and potentially even liability to the Tenant, regardless of whether the tenant is making rent payments or not.
The most important reason to hire an attorney is to ensure your eviction is legally performed. In Florida, “Self-help” evictions or actions – such as changing the locks or cutting off utilities – are illegal. To evict a tenant, a landlord must provide proper notice in a specific fashion and take all the right steps, making it necessary to hire an attorney who understands the process.
An attorney can help you navigate the complexities of an eviction. They can help you avoid legal pitfalls and evict a problem tenant legally and ethically.
The most important reason to hire an attorney is to avoid evicting a tenant the wrong way. You need to provide proper notice in a specific fashion and take all the right steps, making it necessary to hire an attorney who understands the process.
A lawyer could also help you avoid eviction entirely, providing you with legal steps to get a problem tenant on the right track. If, for example, a tenant is failing to make payments, a letter from an attorney’s office will give a clear, fair warning that you expect payment by a certain date. The simple act of sending a letter may motivate a tenant to resume payments.
Lawyers can also mediate talks with your tenants, helping you and your tenant reach a middle ground. But if well-intentioned, respectful communications are unsuccessful, an attorney can lay down legal ground rules so you can move forward with an eviction.
Hiring an attorney can also save you money. Whether the tenant vacates without going to court, or whether ensuring your eviction is filed and all required notices were properly done, hiring an attorney can help resolve your problem and get your property back to producing income as designed in the least amount of time possible.
The attorneys at the Messina Law Group represent landlords and will file and prosecute evictions on your behalf. Whether you have a tenant who is not paying rent, violates your lease, or causes outstanding damage to your property, our experienced legal professionals will assist you through the entire process.
Eviction law can be confusing, and tenants have specific rights—rights that are guaranteed by the federal government and the state of Florida. There could even be local regulations that impact how and when you can evict a tenant. That’s why an experienced eviction attorney in Florida is critical.
When you work with us, you’ll get thorough legal services that include preparing eviction notices, complaint and other pleadings, as well as the final judgment and writ of possession.
Don’t go through an eviction without the professional support of an experienced attorney. The lawyers at Messina Law Group are experienced with all aspects of real estate law, including evictions, so contact us today!