For landlords and property managers, there is often a level of dread that
evicting a tenant. You are already faced with frustration from your tenant not paying, or
otherwise breaking the lease in some way. As you enter into the eviction
process, you will likely be weighing your options and considering whether
or not to hire a lawyer. Legally, you have the right to be an attorney
pro se, which means you act as your own lawyer. The exception is if the
property is titled in the name of an LLC, corporation, trust, or another
The eviction process requires you to follow detailed steps and rules, from
notifying the tenant to filing timely and accurate documents with the
court. As the landlord, you will need to make sure that every step is
accurately followed. With the assistance of a knowledgeable and trusted
Fort Myers attorney from Your Advocates, you can be assured that all rules
are complied with and each step is completed with minimal cost.
Winning an eviction lawsuit is difficult without the assistance of a lawyer
because of the nature of the case. In many courts, the favor is on the
tenant whose home is on the line. Therefore, landlords often have to work
extra hard to win an eviction case.
There are several scenarios which you will not want to handle without trusted
representation by your side, including:
- This is your first eviction
- The tenant is contesting the eviction
- The tenant has hired a lawyer
- The tenant is filing for bankruptcy
- When obliged to follow rent control rules
At Your Advocates, we are not intimidated by challenges that arise in our
clients’ cases. We will do everything in our power to aggressively
fight for your rights.
Contact our Fort Myers Law Firm today if you are in need of a devoted legal advocate to evict a tenant!