You rented a property in Tampa Bay to a tenant, and he or she doesn’t pay regularly. You tolerate that for a while, but tenant’s behavior doesn’t change, and you’ve decided it’s time to take it to an end. According to Florida laws, now you have to hand him a three-day notice. When he receives it, he will have a three-day period to pay you or to leave the property.
Florida laws don’t just oblige you to serve the three-day notice but provide how to do so as well. Here is what you have to do:
- You, as a landlord, or an agent of yours, can serve the notice to the tenant personally.
- You can mail a copy of the notice by regular mail, registered mail, or certified mail. It is wise to ask for a receiving receipt, to make sure that the tenant has received the note, as well as to be aware of the time he received it.
- If the tenant is absent, you can leave a copy of the notice at the residence. The copy should be left at a conspicuous place, where the tenants can’t miss it and cause additional misunderstandings.
Have in mind that if you fail to serve the three-day notice properly as laws require, then you’ll have to go through the same process all over again. If you want the things to go smoother, contact us at 813-421-3411 and let us help you get your property back into your hands.