A Seven (7) Day Notice is the form used in order to evict a residential tenant based on non-rent related issues. In other words, breaches of the landlord-tenant agreement that do not deal with the non-payment of rent. Non-rent related issues are things like late fees, unpaid utility bills, criminal acts within the property, unauthorized animals, or unauthorized residents. Under Florida law, these notices allow the Tenant seven days in order to cure any of the previously mentioned violations unless they are incurable (call us if you aren’t sure whether your Tenant’s violations are curable or incurable).
In the event that the Tenant cures the violation, but the same and/or similar violation occurs again within a twelve month period of the date that the first seven (7) day notice was posted, then the Landlord may proceed to evict the Tenant without an opportunity to cure said problem and/or violation. Please remember that if the violation is criminal in nature (such as prostitution and/or illegal drugs), then the Landlord may simply evict upon the expiration of the notice referenced herein. As is always the case, please be careful when mailing notices or when the Landlord’s address is in a different county than where the notice is being posted, as one should always add five business days and that may change the expiration date of the notice.