ORLANDO EVICTION LAWYER & REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
Orlando Eviction Lawyer Jaisen Stango is a property owner, landlord, downtown businessperson and experienced Florida Real Estate Attorney.
As a landlord myself, I understand the importance of dealing with non-paying tenants in a firm, timely manner. As a businessperson, I understand how mishandled property evictions can cost you valuable time and money. As your Orlando eviction lawyer, I will fight for your rights as a property owner and strive to provide sound financial solutions to legal problems with tenants, squatters or unauthorized occupants.
Jaisen J. Stango, Esq.
Orlando Eviction Lawyer
Unlike other eviction lawyers and real estate law offices that delegate case responsibilities, Jaisen Stango will personally handle your property eviction for residential eviction, commercial eviction or removal of an unauthorized occupant / squatter. When you select us as your legal counsel, you will always work directly with your eviction attorney, NO PARALEGALS - NO LEGAL ASSISTANTS. Clients are much more than a number on a case file to us. Our goal is to build a long lasting relationship with every client, property owner and businessperson needing legal counsel for a rental eviction. If you are having problems with a tenant for whatever reason, don't wait for the situation to escalate. Contact Jaisen Stango today at (407) 835-8688 for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation regarding your rights and court remedies under Florida Law.
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At the office of Jaisen Stango, Attorney & Counselor at Law, we can handle matters of Real Estate Law including commercial and residential tenant evictions. As a Homeowner, Condo Association member and/or Landlord, you have specific rights and responsibilities under Florida Statutes. From the drafting of your property management agreements to the mediation of a dispute with your Homeowners Association, your legal representation matters to us. The following principles of Landlord/Tenant Law are presented for General Information "Only" and Should Not Be Considered To Be Legal Advice:
Restrictions to Landlord's Actions for Eviction
In Orlando, including Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties, only a court judge can order a property eviction (NOTE: Only the county Sheriff can actually force the tenant to vacate the rental property). Florida Landlord/Tenant Law does not allow a landlord to force a delinquent renter or tenant in breach of the rental lease agreement by taking certain actions to include (but not limited to):
- Landlord CANNOT evict a tenant in retaliation for the renter asserting their tenant rights.
- Landlord CANNOT shut off utilities, or interrupt service, even if the service is in the property manager's name.
- Landlord CANNOT change the locks or use any locking device to deny the renter access.
- Landlord CANNOT remove outside doors, walls, windows or exterior structures to force a tenant to vacate the property.
- Landlord CANNOT remove the tenant's personal property unless this action occurs after a court ordered writ of possession been properly served or in compliance with the Disposition of Personal Property Landlord and Tenant Act.
Only a qualified Eviction Lawyer practicing Florida Real Estate Law can properly advise you on specific eviction proceedings. If a Landlord violates the tenant's rights provided under Florida Statutes, the renter may elect to sue for actual damages, consequential damages, court costs and attorney's fees.
Tenant's Failure to Pay Rent
When a tenant fails to pay rent in accordance with the rental lease agreement (or by verbal commitment), the landlord or property manager is required to follow a certain course of action before filing an eviction:
- The landlord must serve the tenants with a written Notice of Failure to Pay Rent pursuant to Sec. 83.56(3).
- If the renters remain delinquent, the landlord must file a complaint for eviction for non-payment of rent with the Clerk of the Court.
- The summons issued by the court notifies the tenants that they have 5 days from the date of service to file a written answer with the court.
- If the tenants do not respond, the landlord may file a motion for a default order for tenant removal.
- If the court grants the landlord's motion, the Clerk of the Court will issue a Writ of Possession to the county Sheriff's office.
- The Sheriff will give the tenants no less than 24 hours to vacate the premises.
- The Sheriff then puts the landlord back in possession of the residential or commercial rental property.
Tenant's Breach of the Lease Agreement
When a tenant fails to meet the provisions of the rental lease agreement, the landlord or property manager may have certain rights.
- Except for a tenant's failure to pay rent, a Landlord must notify the renter of their shortcomings and give them seven days to correct the situation or the eviction process can be enacted through filings with the county court.
- If the renter exhibits a lack of consideration for others or refuses to follow Community rules, the Landlord may have the right to demand the tenant to vacate the property without giving the tenant the opportunity to cure the breach of the lease agreement.
- If the tenant has caused destruction of property or unreasonable disturbances, the Landlord may have the right to issue a Seven-Day Written Notice To Vacate without providing the tenant an opportunity to correct the problem.
Our goal is to provide you with affordable legal information whether you need to evict a non-paying family from your apartment or take a legal stance against your Community Homeowners Association. If you live in Orange, Osceola or Seminole Counties, put Attorney Jaisen Stango's business skills and property eviction experience to work for you. Please use the Contact Form at the top of this web page and submit your question or comments for a prompt, private response by email.
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