Self-Help Evictions Costs Landlords More than Filing for Eviction

Self-help evictions, where landlords take matters into their own hands without going through the proper legal channels, are illegal in most jurisdictions. This includes actions such as changing locks, shutting off utilities, removing belongings, or physically removing tenants from the property without a court order. Engaging in self-help evictions can result in serious legal consequences for landlords, including fines, lawsuits from tenants, and even criminal charges. Most jurisdictions have specific laws and regulations that govern the eviction process to protect the rights of tenants. If you’re experiencing difficulties with tenants, it’s essential to follow the legal eviction process outlined by your local laws. This typically involves providing proper notice, filing for eviction through the court system if necessary, and allowing the legal process to play out. Failure to follow the legal requirements in Florida can cost the landlord more than the actual eviction case. Landlords can be liable for the amount of damages caused to the Tenant or three times the amount of the monthly rent. Further, the Court may impose sanctions which could delay your evictions if they are ongoing. If you’re unsure about the eviction process or your rights as a landlord, it’s highly recommended to seek guidance from a qualified attorney such as Ria Balram Law Group, who are experienced and effective in landlord-tenant law. They can provide you with personalized advice and help ensure that you navigate the eviction process correctly and legally. Ria Balram Law Group assists in helping Landlords throughout the state of Florida but are local to the Coral Springs and Margate area. Contact Ria Balram Law Group at 954-571-7961 to schedule an appointment.

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Evicting Tenants – The Basic Guide

  Evicting tenants is a serious legal process that varies by jurisdiction. There are local rules as well as state guidelines that dictate how landlords can proceed. Here’s a general overview: Review Lease Agreement: Start by reviewing the lease agreement signed by both parties to ensure that you have valid reasons for eviction as outlined in the lease. Notice to Vacate: Provide the tenants with a notice to vacate the premises, typically ranging from 3 to 30 days depending on local laws and the reason for eviction. This notice should clearly state the reason for eviction and the deadline to vacate. Legal Proceedings: If the tenants refuse to vacate by the deadline, you may need to file an eviction lawsuit with the appropriate court. This initiates legal proceedings, and both parties will have the opportunity to present their case in court. Court Hearing: Attend the court hearing and present your case. If the judge rules in your favor, they will issue a writ of possession, which gives law enforcement the authority to remove the tenants if they still refuse to leave. Enforcement: Law enforcement will then execute the writ of possession, usually by physically removing the tenants and their belongings from the property. Throughout this process, it’s crucial to follow all relevant laws and regulations to ensure a smooth and legally sound eviction. It’s also advisable to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law to guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected. Contact Ria Balram Law Group to assist you in this process. Office Located: 3301 N. University Dr. St. 100, Coral Springs, Florida, 33605 | 954-571-7961 | ria.balram@balramlaw.com  

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Welcome to the Law Office of Ria Balram Law Group, PLLC Our office is located at 3301 N. University Dr. St. 100, Coral Springs, Florida, 33605 | 954-571-7961 | ria.balram@balramlaw.com Need a lawyer? We provide legal solutions for clients in every aspect of life. Evictions Foreclosures Civil Litigation Business Formation Divorce & Paternity Green Cards & Citizenship Commercial & Residential Sale Representation Landlord/Tenant Disputes Legal & Contract Drafting

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