South Florida Tenants can be evicted for reasons other than non-payment of rent. This includes failure to keep the property in a sanitary condition. However, procedures must be followed before a case can be filed in Court. If you need to Evict a Tenant for Failing to Keep the Property Sanitary and clean, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA at (954) 990-7552.
How to Evict a Tenant for Failing to Keep the Property Sanitary
Prior to bringing an Eviction against a Tenant for failing to keep the property sanitary, South Florida Landlords must follow Florida Statute. However, before serving a 7 Day Notice, they should have evidence that it is in being poorly maintained. This includes:
(1) Tenant failing to keep trash off the floor inside the property or on the lawn.
(2) Failing to remove the garbage from the property
(3) Keep all plumbing fixtures used by the tenant clean, sanitary, and in working condition
Once they have proof that it is not sanitary, they can send a 7 Day Notice. Usually, unless there is an exorbitant amount of damage, a Landlord will need to give them 7 days to cure the violation. This means a Tenant will have time to ensure that the property meets the basic standard of cleanliness. On the other hand, if the Tenant’s failure has caused the property to be safety hazard, the Landlord can send them a 7 Day Notice of Termination.
What happens if the Tenant fails to remove the Violations in 7 Days?
A Landlord can file an Eviction. The Complaint will attach the notice alleging that they did not remove the conditions. A Tenant will have five days to respond providing any evidence that they were not in violation. These cases can be difficult for Landlords because of the uneasy task of obtaining proof of the violation.
If you are a Landlord that needs to Evict a Tenant for Failing to Keep the property sanitary, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA at (954) 990-7552.