Experienced Property Management Attorneys in Panama City
Landlord-tenant disputes can be difficult to handle, especially when a potential eviction is on the table. According to Florida law, landlords must follow proper procedures when evicting a tenant or they could face serious legal repercussions. If you are a landlord in Panama City and you are dealing with irresponsible or troublesome tenants, our firm is prepared to help you issue a lawful residential eviction.
Why Choose Us?
At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., our Panama City property management lawyers have the knowledge and practice necessary to help with your eviction problems. We have more than 80 years of legal experience on our sides, and we are passionate about helping our clients through custom-created legal strategies.
Call (800) 822-5170 to schedule a consultation with our Panama City property law lawyers.
Understanding Eviction Law
An eviction is a legal action to remove a tenant from a rental property. This removal is usually based on the tenant’s violation of the lease agreement or failure to vacate the property at the end of a tenancy. In either case, it is of the utmost importance that you, the landlord, follows Florida landlord-tenant law and procedures.
According to Florida Statutes, Ch. 83 (Florida Residential Landlord-Tenant Act), and Ch. 51 (Summary Procedures), the landlord-tenant law is largely procedural, which means there is certain protocol in place for landlords to follow. If you wish to evict your tenant, you are usually required to provide a 3-day notice to amend the violation before an eviction notice can be sent. When a landlord sends an eviction notice, the tenants must also be given 7 days to vacate the premises.
Knowing Your Rights as A Property Owner
When a landlord fails to follow the legal property procedures, he or she could waste a significant amount of time, energy, and money. Thankfully, Florida law provides protection for landlords in these situations, allowing them to issue an eviction when the tenant violates the lease agreement. However, tenants have several rights as well.
Tenants might challenge an eviction by claiming the landlord did not allow the tenant the opportunity to amend the lease violation. Or, a tenant might claim the landlord falsely accused them, or is acting in retaliation. Also, a tenant might fight an eviction because he or she failed to pay rent on the basis that the landlord did not maintain or fix the property.
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If you are a landlord, property investment group, property management company, or apartment company, our firm is prepared to help you. We have a thorough understanding of the current landlord-tenant laws and procedures, and our attorneys have interpreted and applied the statutes that apply to property disputes in countless cases. When you choose to work with our firm, you can rest easy knowing that our lawyers will protect your rights and handle your eviction case from start to finish.
To schedule a consultation with our Panama City property management lawyers, contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A. today.