In 2008, due to financial hardship, I was evicted and have in Public Records a Final Judgment for Removal of Tenant. While I am trying to sort things out now, I am wondering how long the landlord has to collect for damages? (there was only one month left on my lease at that time and I was out of the apartment prior to the Final Judgment being entered). I have yet to be contacted regarding payment which is why I am asking. Do they have 20 years to collect from the Judgment that specifically states Final Judgment for Removal of Tenant or does this fall under the 5 year SOL? I had four credit cards that also fell delinquent at that time. Can you advise if the SOL on credit card debt is 4 or 5 years? I am finally now starting to get back on my feet and am not quite sure how to handle.This was in the State of Florida. Thank you so much!
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Were you personally served with the summons for eviction? If they served you, they could have obtained a judgment for damages and that is not subject to the 5 year SOL. Credit card SOL may vary depending on the terms of the cardholder agreement. Depending on the severity of your debt you may want to consider bankruptcy.
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