Tampa, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I'm in Alachua county Florida...I have a lease with landlord and I have to send the rent through the mail.

Its 6 days late and he put a notice of 3 days on my door...can he legally put me out?! It's not my fault the mail is slow!! Not like I didn't pay! Money order is dated the 3rd, which is the due date. I see you're assuming I didn't pay.

2 Lawyer Answers

Jonathan A. Klurfeld

  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You admit rent is unpaid for almost a week now. Why would landlord not be able to evict you? You have 3 days to pay rent or leave or landlord will file eviction.

Andy Wayne Williamson

  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, once the 3 day notice of posted you have only 3 days to cure the rent. Thus the landlord has the right to evict you based upon the rent being late if he chooses.

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