Florida 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy

Last Updated: April 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Florida 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy s a letter that complies with state legal requirements to end a week-to-week tenancy. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use a Florida 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy

A Florida 7 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy ends a week-to-week rental arrangement in accordance with state law, including a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly.

Some types of Florida lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a Florida 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Terminate Tenancy:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a Florida 7 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy

Florida law is not specific on means for delivery of a Notice To Terminate Tenancy, so landlords and tenants may use any method which makes the other party actually aware of such a notice. The following methods, used in eviction and noncompliance contexts, represent the legal gold standard for the state:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. If hand delivery fails: Leaving a copy of the notice at the property
  3. Delivery by mail

Mailed notice extends a notice period by five (5) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.