Tenants in Florida have rights in regards to their lease, including the right to contest an eviction. There are some common ways that tenants attempt to contest evictions. If they do, however, they are still, in most cases, required to pay the rent that you are due, which will be deposited with the court until the case is resolved.
Some of the common reasons that tenants allege that an eviction is invalid include the following:
There will, of course, be cases when tenants utilize such claims as ways to delay being evicted from a property, but they do complicate the process. Having an eviction attorney available to assist with these situations ensures that they get resolved much more quickly and that they get resolved in a way that does not expose the landlord to liability because of not having followed the correct procedures.
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