Why Florida Landlords should not file their own Evictions

Often times Landlords make the mistake of filing their own Evictions.  While it costs money to hire an Eviction Lawyer, it is more beneficial in the end.  If you have questions about Why Florida Landlords should not file their own Evictions, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA at (954) 990-7552. 

Why Florida Landlords should not file their own Evictions

Since the middle of 2020, Evictions have been rampant in Florida.  During this time, there has been a rise in Landlords filing their own Evictions.  While it may save money, it ultimately hurts them financially.  In other words, because they are not knowledgeable about the process, there is a possibility that they missed a step.  Law firms that focus only on Evictions will assure that the process is followed. First, if the Tenant fails to pay, we serve them a Three Day Notice. However, if the Tenant tries to pay, they must accept it.  Even if it is a partial payment, they cannot continue.  They must post a new 3 Day Notice.   If the Tenant does not pay at all, we file the Eviction. Landlords that represent themselves often fail to include the proper information and documents in the Complaint.  Specifically, the Lease and the Notice.

Landlords can fall into trouble when the Tenant hires their own Attorney to defend them.  If the complaint contains errors, the Tenant’s Attorney can move to dismiss the case or file motions to delay.  Even if the Complaint is sufficient, experience in the Courtroom is necessary to raise the appropriate arguments in Court.  This can only be provided by a Lawyer that handles Evictions.  An Unrepresented Landlord will need to present evidence and examine witnesses if necessary.  While most cases are straightforward, others are not.  That is why it’s necessary to hire an Eviction Lawyer.

Non-Monetary Evictions Require Landlord Attorneys

Non-Monetary Evictions are more difficult for Landlords to win in Court.  They require more documentation and testimony from Witnesses.  Accordingly, Landlords alone are not qualified to handle this type of Case.  That is why it is important to hire an Eviction Lawyer.   After a Landlord hires our firm to handle a Non-Monetary Eviction, we immediately send out a 7 Day Notice to the Tenant.  Thereafter, we file the Complaint and prove our case in Court.  As it is not as cut and dry as Evictions for non-payment of rent, the process takes more time.

Before you make the mistake of representing yourself, contact us to learn about Why Florida Landlords should not file their own Evictions. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven (7) days a week at (954) 990-7552.