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

Q: Can someone not on the lease evict you in Florida? Or does it have to be the landlord?

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Eviction is a legal term; it is often used as a catch-all phrase. For an eviction, there must be a landlord-tenant relationship. If there is not that legal relationship, there cannot be an eviction. There are other ways to legally remove someone from the premises, but generally these actions are based upon an ill-formed relationship between the owner/landlord and the person to be removed. Roommates cannot legally evict or remove each other. If someone is occupying a space without the agreement of the owner, the owner can remove that person, buts its not an eviction.

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