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Can my landlord evict me in 24 hours without going to court for being behind on my rent?

Jacksonville, FL |

I am behind by about three months and am on a payment plan to make up the arrearage. I was late by a day and given a demand letter to pay the full amount or to leave in twenty-four hours.

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In Florida, there is no legal eviction process that provides only 24 hour notice.

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No., your landlord must following the landlord tenant laws and must file an eviction. Only a Judge can isuse the eviction notice and then a sheriff can serve it.

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Florida law is quite clear on what a landlord must do to evict a tenant, whether it is for failure to pay rent or for other violations of a lease agreement. For example, a landlord is required to serve the tenant with a 3 day notice to pay rent before filing a lawsuit for eviction. The language in the 3 day notice to pay rent can be found in the Florida Statutes.

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