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Step 1 – You contact us, we respond ASAP to advise you
You contact us, either by calling, email, or completing our form. We get back to you ASAP, within 24 hours. We explain your options.
We ask you specific details about your situation that we need to begin the eviction process, such as the name of the tenant, the address of the unit, etc. Once you provide us these details, we move on to step 2.
Step 2 – We ensure that presuit requirement is satisfied
Before any eviction can take place, a statutorily compliant eviction letter must be sent out. We ensure that the presuit eviction letter is sent out, either by you or us. This is a requirement before initiating any eviction proceeding. If you haven’t sent one out, we can provide you a free template letter for you to send. If you would prefer us for us to draft and send out the letter it will be an additional $80.00.
Step 3 – We file the lawsuit
We file the eviction lawsuit the same or the next business day after confirming (a) that you sent out a statutorily compliant eviction letter and tenant has not left or (b) if we served the tenant with the letter and they have still not left.
Step 4 – The process server initiates the lawsuit by serving the tenant
We get a process server to serve the tenant with the lawsuit. The process server will need to serve the tenant for the lawsuit to begin.
Step 5 – We fight in Court to to prevail in the eviction lawsuit and get you a legal judgment as quickly as possible
Once the tenant is served, we handle the lawsuit and fight to quickly have the judge to enter a writ of possession. A writ of possession is what will entitle you to reclaim your property. Our goal is to accomplish this within 27 days, as fast as legally possible.
Step 6 – We provide you the writ of possession so you can have the sheriff kick out the tenant
Once we prevail we in the lawsuit we will obtain a writ of possession from the judge. Once you have the writ of possession, it must be provided to the sheriff who will then be able to go to the property and kick out the tenant. You can either coordinate with the sheriff department directly or have us handle for an additional fee.
How long does the eviction process take in Florida?
The eviction legal process typically takes 14 to 30 days. The process can be broken down into three stages.
The first stage is the presuit stage (3 to 7 days, not including weekends and holidays)
This is the initial stage of every eviction. Before a legal proceeding can be initiated, you will need to send out a statutorily compliant presuit demand letter to the tenant giving them an opportunity to vacate the premises. The depending on the circumstances of your case, the letter will provide the tenant either 3 or 7 days to vacate the premises. Weekends are not included in calculation of the time. The letter must comply with florida statute.
The next step is the lawsuit (this can be completed as early as 14 days but usually takes around a month)
If the tenant does not comply with the presuit letter, then an eviction lawsuit can be initiated. The length of the process depends on a number of factors that are outside of your control such as: whether the tenant fights the lawsuit as well judge’s schedule in making rulings. Assuming the tenant does not fight, the lawsuit will typically be completed within 30 days.
The last step is getting the sheriff involved to kick the tenant out (this can take anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks)
Once we prevail in the eviction lawsuit, we obtain a writ of possession from the judge. You must then contact the sheriff and coordinate for the sheriff to go to the premises and kick the tenant out.
Our legal fees – $435
We charge $435 from start to finish. It doesn’t matter if it is a commercial eviction, residential eviction, squatter, or unlawful detainer – our fees are only $435.
Legal costs – $240
In addition to our legal fees, you will also need to pay the applicable court costs which is as follows:
$190 court filing fees
$10 summons x each Defendants. So each Defendant that is being named in the lawsuit will multiply the cost.
$40 process server.
Thus in total the costs will typically be around $240.
Previction letter – In order to initiate the eviction legal proceeding, a 3 day or 7 day eviction letter will need to be prepared and sent to the tenant. This letter is meant to give them an opportunity to vacate the premises. You can send this letter out yourself and we will provide you a template. If you would like us to handle, it will cost $110.
Sheriff’s fee for removal – Once we prevail in the lawsuit, if the tenant still refuses to vacate, you will need to take the writ of possession we obtain from the Judge to the Sheriff. The writ of possession allows you to have the Sheriff remove the tenant. In most counties in Florida the Sheriff’s fee is $90 but in Miami-Dade county it is $115.
Coordination with sheriff department – If you would like us to coordinate with the sheriff instead we can do so for an additional cost of $150.