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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:

  • Girlfriend
  • Boyfriend
  • Family member
  • Friend

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.

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