Orlando Residential Eviction Attorneys
Proudly Representing Landlords in Orlando
Having an attorney who knows the ins and outs of landlord-tenant law and its procedures is vital to running a successful property management business that seeks to keep good tenants while removing bad tenants. Following proper procedures in situations such as residential evictions could mean the difference between profit and loss. That is why you should consult an experienced Orlando landlord-tenant attorney with experience handling residential eviction issues.
At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., the combined knowledge and experience of our legal spans over 4 decades and practice areas, including landlord-tenant cases. Whether you are a property manager, apartment company, or landlord, you can benefit from our methodical approach to providing strong litigation advocacy and transactional advice.
For more information, call The Virga Law Firm P.A. at (800) 822-5170 to schedule a consultation about your case today.
Residential Eviction Procedure
Evictions are legal actions to remove a tenant from rental property based. In general, evictions are necessary when a tenant violates the lease or fails to vacate the property at the end of a tenancy.
Under the Florida Statutes, section 83.59, a landlord may evict a residential tenant by filing for eviction – also known as an “action for possession.
To successfully evict a tenant, landlords must comply with the following procedures:
- Comply with notice requirements under the written rental agreement;
- File a complaint with the court, identifying the rental unit and stating the facts that justify evicting the tenant;
- Request summary procedure, under Florida Statutes, section 51.011; and
- Serve the tenant a copy of the complaint and summons by personal delivery or by posting a copy in a conspicuous place on the premises.
The tenant has 20 days from the date of service to respond to the complaint. If the tenant fails to do so, the landlord wins the lawsuit by default.
When an eviction action proceeds under summary procedure, the tenant must respond to the complaint within 5 days from the date of service. The tenant’s failure to respond will result in a default judgment in the landlord’s favor.
Trusted Counsel for Landlords and Property Managers
If you are a landlord, property investment group, property management company, or apartment company, you can count on our Orlando residential eviction attorneys at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. to handle all of your evictions, from start to finish, at a very reasonable fee. Attorney Tim Baldwin has represented property management companies for many years and leads our landlord-tenant division. He is highly experienced in landlord-tenant issues and handles residential evictions throughout the state of Florida.Call us at (800) 822-5170 to schedule a consultation with us about our eviction services.