A 3-Day Notice is most often served in Florida when a tenant does not pay rent, and the landlord intends to pursue eviction proceedings. Any violation of the lease terms can result in a 3-Day Notice, which demands that the tenant either rectify the problem or leave the property. Three business days are given to you for this purpose. Weekends and court holidays will not count towards the three days.

If you receive a 3-Day Notice, you should immediately contact your landlord or the property management company that oversees your rental home. You must be prepared to reach an agreement if you want to stay in the house. This means catching up on the rent you owe, getting rid of a pet that is prohibited or whatever course of action is required.

If you do not reach an agreement with your landlord, or pay the rent that is owed and the three days pass, you will have to prepare yourself for an eviction. The landlord will file at the courthouse, and you will receive a court date. If the landlord prevails and your eviction is granted by a judge, you will have only a few days to move out of the property. If you want to stay in the property, it is essential to resolve any disputes you can with the landlord as soon as you receive a 3-Day Notice. If you have additional questions about this process, Stephen K. Hachey, a Florida real estate attorney, can help. Contact our offices at 813-549-0096.

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