Florida 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: September 7, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Florida 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an official eviction document for a curable lease violation. The tenant has a right to correct the breach if it’s not a repeat offense within a twelve (12) month period, otherwise the tenant must vacate the premises within seven (7) calendar days.

When to Use a Florida 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a 7-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Florida:

  • If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • If the tenant violated the rental agreement with unapproved pets.
  • If the tenant allowed unauthorized occupants to reside at the premises.
  • If the tenant committed any other lease violations.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 3 Day Notice to Quit -If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 7 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant is involved in intentional, destructive, misuse or damage of property, committed an unreasonable disturbance or a repeat lease violation of subsequent or continuing noncompliance within a 12-month period.
  • 15 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant has no written lease and pays rent monthly or to end a month-to-month tenancy.

How to Write a Florida 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Seven (7) Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the rule or lease violation;
  4. Indicate how the tenant can remedy the breach;
  5. Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by;
  6. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Florida 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Florida using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age at the property AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt;
  3. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add five (5) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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