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Three Things to Know About Serving Eviction Papers in Florida

If you are a landlord, chances are at some point you will have to serve eviction papers. It is important that you follow all of the legal requirements for serving eviction papers and getting tenants out of your property when they fail to uphold the terms of their lease. There are two different types of evictions, and they both go through a similar process. Here’s what you need to know about serving eviction papers in Florida.

Post to the Door

You can post eviction notices to the door rather than handing them directly to the individual named on the lease. This is true for both the three-day eviction notice that comes with nonpayment of rent or the seven-day eviction notice that notifies the tenant that they have violated the lease and gives them seven days to correct the problem.

No Private Process Server Initially

You do not need a private process server to post a three-day or seven-day eviction notice to the door. These eviction notices do not have to be filed with the courts and are notification that you as the landlord are giving them only the three or seven days to correct the situation or leave the property. However, if they do not leave or correct the matter, you will have to move to the next step.

Filing with the Courts

After you have served the three-day or seven-day eviction notice, you can file with the courts to have them removed from the property. This notice of the court date must be served directly to the individual on the lease and must be served by a private process server. After the private process server has served the tenant with these papers, your case can move forward in the courts.

If you are in need of a private process server to handle your eviction needs, contact us today for more information or to get started.

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