When to use a 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit
There are three different Eviction Notices in Florida that a landlord can use, each having a different purpose. The 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit on this page is used by landlords in Florida to formally demand the tenant to complete payment of past-due rent, or to vacate the property (thereby ending the lease). It does not waive the right of the landlord to collect past-due rent.
Can the Tenant do Anything to Prevent Eviction After This Notice is Served?
Yes, the 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit is considered "curable" because it allows the tenant to avoid eviction by paying the back rent within the specified amount of time.
However, in most cases the landlord is serving this notice because they no longer expect the tenant to pay rent unless forced to by the court (or because the landlord plans to begin an eviction court case against the tenant).
Usually, the landlord will serve this notice, wait three days, and if the tenant hasn't paid, then serve the 7-Day Notice to Quit which is not curable and terminates the lease, meaning the tenant can no longer avoid an eviction (but still is required to pay back rent).