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Do you have to be given a reason why you are being evicted in the State of Florida?

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Yes, the state of Florida mandates the reasons for tenants being evicted. Eviction in Florida happens only through court. The Landlord has to file an eviction if a tenant refuses to vacate the premises after the service of a proper notice to the tenant, typically a three day notice.  Whether or not a notice is proper is determined by law and by the lease.  Different types of notices are required depending on the reason for the termination.

Typically, in the complaint for eviction, the landlord will state his reason for eviction, and if it is for nonpayment of rent, you have 5 days to respond to the complaint.  In other actions for eviction, non-rent, the time can be different.

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