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Efficient Representation Through New Port Richey Evictions

If you are a New Port Richey property owner, maintaining the safety, cleanliness and profitability of your rental space is essential. When tenants break the law, violate the terms of their rental agreement, or fail to pay rent, eviction may be necessary to protect the security and viability of their property.

Florida landlords must follow clear steps in order to complete evictions quickly and effectively. At Makris Legal, P.A., attorney Bill Makris provides focused, experienced representation that meets the business objectives of Florida property owners. His personalized, responsive counsel combines prioritization of client needs with diligent, detail-oriented service.

When Can I Evict My Florida Tenant?

Under Florida law, a landlord may end a tenancy before the end of a lease or rental agreement for a limited number of reasons. These are, primarily:

  • Failure to pay rent
  • Violating the terms of the lease
  • Breaking the law

If you intend to evict a tenant, you must provide them with written notice prior to the eviction. If a client has failed to pay rent, a landlord must serve them with a Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit, demanding they pay rent or leave the rented premises within three business days.

If a tenant has broken the terms of their lease, a landlord may serve them with a Seven-Day Notice to Cure (if the lease violation can be remedied; the tenant must make this correction within seven days), or a Seven-Day Unconditional Quit Notice (if the lease violation cannot be remedied; in this case, the tenant must leave the rented premises within seven days). An Unconditional Quit Notice can only be issued if a tenant deliberately destroys the rental property, causes excessive disturbances or disruptions, or repeats the same correctable lease violation twice within one year.

When a tenant refuses to comply with the demands of these notices, a Florida landlord can file an eviction lawsuit.

If you do not have a landlord-tenant relationship with the person you are aiming to force off your property, an unlawful detainer may be appropriate.

Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands Can Land You In Court

If you are facing a problematic or noncompliant tenant, do not attempt to take matters into your own hands. When Florida property owners fail to provide tenants with proper notices, physically prevent tenants from entering rented residences or business premises, or tamper with tenants’ property or possessions, tenants gain ample reason to fight an eviction in court.

In contrast, following proper procedures with the advice of an experienced landlord-tenant attorney can keep landlords out of court and ensure the prompt eviction of renters – saving you time, money and frustration.

Makris Legal, P.A., can help you determine whether you have grounds to evict a tenant. Mr. Makris assists New Port Richey landlords with drafting and submitting notices to tenants, and with promptly filing eviction lawsuits with Florida courts. He is respected for the efficient results he obtains for his clients.