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What Are The Top Causes for An Eviction in Florida?


**This article was originally published on May 4, 2017, and updated on Dec 1, 2020.

Evictions are never pleasant, and the reasons for eviction vary dependent on the individual or situation. With “no-cause” evictions being targeted by cities and states as being unlawful and unfair and ultimately being removed as options to landlords, this leaves only for cause eviction proceedings.

So, which of the following are causes for eviction?

A. Noise Complaints

B. Smoking

C. Drug Use

D. Landscape Damage

E. Unpaid Rent

F. Unauthorized Pet

G. Any of the Above


Answer: G

Although many of the instances above could end in eviction proceedings, most are “curable” under the law. Noise complaints can be rectified by turning down the TV or stereo volume. An unauthorized pet can be approved to stay with fees paid or removed from the premises. Landscape damage can be corrected. Unpaid rent can even be paid.

The only exception would be the lease language that specifically states drug use on the premises is grounds for immediate termination.  However, this too is open to interpretation by the judge that would hear the case.

When considering an eviction, it is imperative to seek counsel to ensure you have covered your bases and have the proper documentation and back-up to win your case.  For example, the team at Real Property Management Lakeside can guide you through the eviction process with as few headaches and heartaches as possible.

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