Most of the people reading this have likely heard of eviction, however there are many people that have never heard of an ejectment, which may be exactly what you need.
The scenario is simple; you decide to help out a friend, colleague, or acquaintance in desperate need of a place to stay. You say, sure you can stay with me until you get on your feet. Out of the goodness of your heart you do not charge rent, or draw up a lease agreement, you simply allow the person access to your home for an undefined time. Well, a few months go by, and your houseguest is not only back on their feet, but they are also getting on your nerves. How do you have them removed if they refuse to leave?
To the surprise of most people, the houseguest is not committing a crime since they were invited into your home, so the police are rendered useless. How about an eviction? Well, since you decided to not have a rental arrangementor lease agreement, or even take a nominal amount for rent, you do not have a tenant.
Florida law only recognizes eviction in cases of landlords evicting tenants, so eviction is not an option. Your only option is an ejectment.
An ejectment is a remedy available in Florida for the removal of squatters in vacant property you own, persons in your property once invited but have out stayed their welcome, and even ex-boyfriends, girlfriends, and fiancés who have no rights to the property. Here at The Law Office of John A. Wagner, we are experienced in effectively, efficiently, and affordably removing those unwanted guests in a compassionate manner.
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