When to use a 7-Day Notice to Quit
There are three different Eviction Notices in Florida that a landlord can use, each having a different purpose. The final notice provided by a landlord prior to initiating an eviction court case is the 7-Day Notice to Pay or Quit on this page.
The most common reason to use this notice is to require a tenant to vacate a property due to a material breach of the lease rules or covenants. Examples of this include: significantly damaging the property, use the property for criminal or drug activity, moving in new people not on the lease without the landlord's permission, etc. The lease usually specifies the exact rules that must be followed.
If the landlord has already served a 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit before this notice, this notice may not be required prior to starting an eviction court case against the tenant, depending on the circumstances.
Can the Tenant do Anything to Prevent Eviction After This Notice is Served?
No. This notice is considered "non-curable" meaning the tenant must vacate the property within seven days. If the tenant does not vacate within that time, the landlord can begin an eviction court case to recover possession of the property and force the tenant to move out.
An eviction court case in Florida cannot be started without proof of having served one of the eviction notices required by Florida law.