Miami, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Can a landlord change locks and lock you out after a Writ of Possession is issued but BEFORE it is served?

Not served Writ of Possession in person or posted on house.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Learn this lesson well: If you were delinquent in your rent payments; and if you were informed by any means that the landlord was going to evict you; and if you ignored the threat of eviction; and if you made no effort to get current with the rent or move out; and if you have been doing anything at all to avoid service of the Writ of Possession your excuse of lack of service will not stop the coming eviction.

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