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Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor’s Answers

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  • I'm the tenant. Does courts usually award attorney fees after a default judgment in eviction case?

    Jack’s Answer

    Courts can award attorneys fees for default judgment if they are allowed by statute or under the contract. The fees would be based on the amount of time expended to get the default. If you want to have the default removed and have the case continued, that might be possible. You can attend the hearing as 5/12 is Wednesday. I would suggest consulting with an attorney about the merits of your case. But yes they can get attorneys fees for a default.

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  • How can I get my mom to move out of my house, I want to kick her out?

    Jack’s Answer

    If she was invited to stay and now won't leave when asked this could be a case of unlawful detainer. You are going to need a court order to remove her. Once you have the order the sheriff can remove her. The complaint is usually filed in county court of the county where the property is located. This falls under Florida's landlord-tenant laws and you must be careful as they are very technical and costly if done wrong. . I do feel this is a situation where you would need to proceed with an attorney.

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  • CAN MY LANDLORD FORCE ME OUT?

    Jack’s Answer

    It sounds like he is not looking to evict on the back rent but just terminated the lease.
    A month-to-month lease can be terminated by either side given 15 days or more notice before the next rent payment is due. That is the nature of month-to-month leases. He is just not renewing the lease for the next month. The landlord can then file for eviction if you don't vacate.

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