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Welcome to Landlord Tenant Association

It is very important to know your rights as a landlord and/ or tenant.

For example:
• When a tenant has failed to pay the rent, the landlord has the right to file an eviction using the proper procedures and forms.
• The tenant has the right to defend the eviction and request a hearing to determine the amount of rent that is owed if the tenant believes the amount claimed by the landlord is incorrect.

It is important that during the eviction process the parties follow all the proper procedures and use all the correct paperwork.

We are here to help!

The Landlord Tenant Association (LTA) is a non-profit website created to provide the necessary information to parties involved in an eviction, whether you are a landlord that has a non paying tenant or a tenant that is being wrongfully evicted.

The Landlord Tenant Association (LTA) is not a law firm and is prohibited by Florida Law to offer any legal advice. This site is for informational purposes only. Landlords and Tenants that are not comfortable filing their own eviction or that have any questions, should consult an Attorney or hire a Property Manager.

LTA offers links to qualified experts that can assist landlords and tenants with their case.

The Lanlord Tenant Association (LTA) website also provides links to the Florida State Statutes that are relevant to an eviction case, and all the necessary forms can be downloaded from the LTA website.

We are here to point landlords and tenants in the right direction in an attempt to make the eviction process a little less stressful!


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NOTES • A 12-Hour Notice is to enter the tenant's property. • A 3-Day Notice is for non-payment of rent. • A 7-Day Notice is to cure a violation in a lease. • A 15-Day Notice is to terminate a month-month lease. • A 30-Day Notice is a non-renewal of a yearly lease. • If a landlord allowed someone to move into their property without a lease or any sort of oral agreement for them to pay rent prior to moving in, the landlord cannot evict them. The landlord must do what they call an ejectment. LTA strongly suggests the use of an Attorney for this procedure. • If someone did not have permission to move into a property, the home owner must do what they call an unlawful detainer. LTA strongly suggests the use of an Attorney for this procedure.

Landlords

• When do I have the right to evict someone?

• Where can I get forms to do my own eviction?

• How much does it cost?

• How long does an eviction take?

• The tenant has not put the water and
electric in their name, can I turn it off?



 

Tenants

• How can I stop an eviction?

• How much time do I have?

• Will this go on my credit?

• Can I fight an eviction?

• Can a Landlord change the locks?

• Can they turn off the water and/ or the power?

• How can I get my security deposit back?

• Can I use my security deposit for the
last month's rent?



Qualified Experts It is very important that during the eviction process the parties follow all the proper procedures and use all the correct paperwork before attempting to file a case with the Clerk of Courts.

The eviction process can be quite complex for first timers and even seasoned landlords.

LTA is not a law firm and is prohibited by Florida Law to offer any legal advice.

Landlords and Tenants that are not comfortable filing their own eviction or that have any questions, should consult an Attorney or hire a Property Manager.

Please click the link below for a list of recommended experts.