How to get tenant out.. filed evection, she wants a hearing.. filed a motion to take back ownership of property. Can she stop

Asked almost 2 years ago - Ocala, FL

this motion. it's been 2 months and no monies. $450 includes elect cable fully furnished. She has increased the bill by 75.00 and still has all christmas lights on,, I need her out by the 31st.. (If I cut her cable and electric off on the 1st. what will happen to me as a landlord?)
She's calling my work. calling me f c around my house. help

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  1. Dennis Andrew Chen


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . If you turn off electric service you can be sued for three months rent as a penalty under Fla. Stat. 83.67. Do you have an attorney in this case? If not, it sounds like your eviction has hit a snag and you may need an attorney. Most residential evictions are fairly simple but when there is a problem you should consult an attorney. If the tenant has an attorney and you lose the eviction you will probably have to pay their attorney fees.

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  2. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino


    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . I think it is time you got an experience trial lawyer to help you. As the other attorneys have advised, you cannot cut off electricity or take matters into your own hands. You must follow Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes.

    Lawrence J. Marraffino
    Gainesville Florida Landlord Tenant Lawyer
    Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

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  3. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You have to procceed with the FL statues and processes for eviction.

    Cut off cable and electric and you will DEFINATELY be in violation of FL laws and may be sued. In many states such an act is a crime.

    If tenant is harassing you contact police.

    READ THIS BEFORE CALLING OR EMAILING ME: I am licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Virginia.... more

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