Any time you, as a commercial landlord in Florida, lease a property, you hope for a successful business relationship. Regrettably, that doesn’t always happen. When it doesn’t, it may become necessary to protect your property and your overall business interests by evicting that tenant. The law goes to great lengths to protect residential tenants facing evictions, and it also imposes some fairly substantial procedural obligations on commercial landlords. Trying to evict a commercial tenant on your own can actually do serious harm to your position. Instead of making this commercial eviction an ill-fated “DIY” project, retain the legal representation you need from a skilled South Florida commercial leasing attorney.
When you’ve decided it’s time to evict your commercial tenant, there are several sets of hurdles you must clear. Before you file a court action to evict, you must first have complied with all the notice requirements of Part I of Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes, as well as all the notice obligations that were written into your lease agreement.
In a rent dispute, you must give your tenant a notice demanding that the tenant either pay the sum owed or vacate the property within three days of the date of that notice document. If the problem is something other than unpaid rent, the law says that you must give the tenant at least 15 days to fix the breach or else vacate.