Ejectments in Fort Myers
Professional Assistance Removing a Tenant from a Property in Lee County
In Florida, as in other states, we have a legal action which is available
to us as homeowners known as an action in ejectment. This is used for
the purpose of removing a non-rent paying person living in your home,
which has not signed a lease, and has no title interest in the property.
This is usually used in the case of when you allow someone to live in
your home and you later wish to have them leave and they refuse, Common
instances involve a:
- Family member
The real estate attorneys at Your Advocates can easily file an action in
ejectment and have the offending party removed from the home in as little
as 45 days.
Contact us today for the legal help you need. Our Fort Myers real estate law attorney
can provide you with assistance in legally removing a tenant from your property.
About the Florida Ejectment Process
The process by which an action in ejectment follows is the filing of a
complaint in ejectment to which the defendant has 20 days to file an answer.
If they do not file an answer, we will then proceed with a motion for
default. Once the default is entered by the court, a final judgment will
be issued by the court ordering the person to leave the premises. If they
do not leave the home, then a writ of possession will be issued to the
sheriff and they will come to the premises and remove the person for you.
If they do file an answer to the complaint, a hearing will be set assuming
they have followed the proper procedures set forth in the complaint. After
a hearing (which they will ultimately lose, as there are little or no
defenses to a properly pleaded complaint) the court will issue a final
judgment and order the person to leave your home.
If you have been saddled with an unwanted guest for longer than you can
bear, schedule your free evaluation to see if we can help you get your
home back to yourself and your family.
Contact us today for assistance with the ejectment process.