- Are you a tenant being evicted?
- Is your Landlord trying to make a claim on your security deposit?
- Is your Landlord not abiding by the terms of your lease?
The Fast Law Firm represents tenants!
It may even be possible to represent you at no cost to you.
Call us now to discuss your matter and find out.
If you’re a tenant, call us for help with:
- Lease terms
- Lease terminations
- Three-day notices
- Breaches of Lease
- Distress writs
- Writs of Possession
- Holdover tenants
- Landlord Liens
- Security deposits
- Maintenance and Repair
- Wrongful Evictions (claims and defenses)
- …and other landlord-tenant disputes.
Stages of an Eviction for Failure to Pay Rent:
- If you think your Landlord may evict you, you must be prepared to act quickly because evictions in Florida normally move very fast through the courts. Call us to discuss your case.
- If you have not received a “3-Day Notice,” your landlord is legally prohibited from terminating your lease due to failure to pay rent, and filing an eviction action.
- If you have already received a “3-Day Notice,” it means your landlord is legally permitted to file an eviction action in court asking to have you removed from the premises three days after you received it.
- If you have already received a Summons, it means your landlord has already filed an eviction action against you and if you are being evicted for failure to pay rent, you have just 5 business days from when you received the summons to deposit the rent the landlord says you owe with the Clerk of Court.
- If you don’t deposit the money within the 5 business days, the landlord can immediately obtain an automatic judgment of eviction against you.
- If you have a legitimate reason to dispute the amount the landlord says you owe in back rent you may be able to file a Motion to Determine Rent, which will require the court to hold a hearing to determine the amount of rent you need to deposit. We charge $99.00 to prepare a Motion to Determine Rent for you to file on your own behalf.
- Regardless of what stage your eviction is at, call us to discuss your case.
Removing/Expunging an Eviction Judgment from your Record in Florida:
- We sometimes get calls from tenants who never knew about a judgment for eviction that was entered against them. They normally first find out about the judgment when someone checks their credit or they try to rent a place to live and the judgment has negative impact.
- Unfortunately, an eviction judgment is recorded in the public records in Florida and cannot be removed.
- However, if the eviction was obtained wrongfully, we are sometimes able to have the judgment set aside or vacated.
- When a judgment is set aside or vacated, a court will issue an order setting aside or vacating the previous judgment and this new order will also be recorded in the public records stating that the previous judgment is not valid.
- This may positively impact your credit and ability to rent because the court order will show up in a public records search under your name, and you can also provide it yourself when you feel it would be helpful.
- If you feel that an eviction was entered wrongfully against you, call us to discuss your case.
Lease Term Disputes: During the course of the lease, disputes often arise regarding the enforcement or intent of the terms of the lease, including, but not limited to those regarding pass-through expenses, build-out and use clauses, and covenants. The Fast Law Firm represents tenants in disputes arising out of commercial and residential leases.
The Fast Law Firm represents tenants of both commercial and residential property in simple and complex disputes and litigation in matters involving breaches of lease, lease terms, commercial leases, residential leases, evictions, distress writs, holdover tenants, three-day notices, maintenance and repair issues, security deposits, landlord liens, lockouts, wrongful evictions, and writs of possession.
(The Fast Law Firm also handles other real estate matters such as mortgage foreclosures and disputes involving home and condominium owners and associations and buyers and sellers of real estate.)(The Fast Law Firm also handles other real estate matters such as mortgage foreclosures and disputes involving home and condominium owners and associations and buyers and sellers of real estate.)
Whether you need a litigator or just legal help or legal advice, call us and let a lawyer at The Fast Law Firm help you resolve your legal matter.