A Three (3) Day Notice for section 8 tenants is the form used in order to evict a Tenant that has not paid his or her portion of the subsidized rent. Under Florida law, these notices cannot include any fees that are not actual rent (i.e., late fees, light bills, water bills, or interest). Please note that when dealing with section 8 tenants, it is the Landlord’s obligation to send a certified letter to the local housing authority handling the section 8 tenant’s voucher program; review your contract to locate this information. The letter must inform the department that a notice has been served upon one of their section 8 participants. This letter, along with a copy of the three (3) day notice that was posted must go out prior to filing the eviction complaint. Landlord must keep a copy of all of the paperwork.
Furthermore, please note that if the Landlord’s address (for purposes of this three (3) day notice) is in a separate county other than the Tenant’s, or if the Landlord uses a P.O. Box for his or her address or if it is mailed to the Tenant, the Landlord must add five business days to the original three business days of the three (3) day notice. When computing the five business days, you must also exclude weekends and holidays.
In order to fill out the form you will need the following information: Landlord’s name, address, phone number, Tenant’s name, address of the rental property, the Tenant’s portion of the monthly rental amount, the total amount owed, and the specific months owed. Please note that if a month is skipped (i.e., the tenant doesn’t pay January, but pays February) you must apply the payment to the month not paid. Thus, if a tenant does not pay January but does pay February’s rent, they would still owe February because the payment that was received has to be applied to January’s unpaid rent.