I paid my rent but the landlord claims I have violated the lease for another reason. What can I do?

Florida Law: A landlord must give a 7-Day Notice before filing an eviction for non-rent reasons.

There are two types of 7-Day Notices:

  1. Notice with Opportunity to Cure. You can resolve the issue. Example: removing unauthorized pets, guests, or vehicles.
  2. Notice with No Opportunity to Cure. You cannot resolve the issue. Example: destroying or damaging the property.

You can defend against eviction for these reasons:

  • You never got the Notice
  • The amount in the Notice was not right
  • The Notice had incorrect dates
  • Claims in the Notice never happened or are wrong

Are you a Hillsborough County renter having housing problems? Help is available!

The Hillsborough County Housing Stability Program provides Hillsborough tenants the knowledge, resources, and services to effectively, efficiently, and amicably solve their disputes with their landlords outside the court system.

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