Florida eviction laws provide some requirements and guidelines to the landlord when preparing and posting a notice to tenant.  Below are some important requirements when preparing a notice to tenant.  see Florida Landlord Tenant Laws

  1. Address on the Notice
  2. How to Determine the Due Date on the Notice
  3. How to Calculate the Amount Due on the Notice
  4. Tenant Names on the Notice

Address on Eviction Notice

Address on an Eviction Notice to Tenant

 This is the address to the property from which you seek to evict (tenant address).  A full and complete tenant address is necessary, including where necessary: county, unit number, left or right side, upstairs or downstairs, street, road, drive, etc.  This address generally appears on the top of the Notice.

  1. Full and complete address to tenant
  2. county property is located in listed on notice

IMPORTANT: the property address on the notice to tenant and on the lease must match completely

Date on Eviction Notice

Date on the Eviction Notice to Tenant

Dating a notice properly is very important.  This means that you should pay close attention to the 'expiration date' of the notice, or the date by which the tenant must act, generally 3 business days.  When counting 3 business days:

  • do not count the day the notice is posted or delivered.
  • do not count Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays.

Also, be sure to complete the Certificate of Service completely, including a signature and date. 

Legal Holidays Schedule

01/01/2020 New Year's Day (Wednesday)

01/20/2020 Martin Luther King Day (Monday)

04/10/2020 Good Friday (Friday)

05/25/2020 Memorial Day (Monday)

07/03/2020 Independence Day (Observed) (Friday)

09/07/2020 Labor Day (Monday)

09/28/2020 Yom Kippur (Monday)

11/11/2020 Veteran's Day (Wednesday)

11/26/2020 Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday)

11/27/2020 Thanksgiving Holiday (Friday)

12/24/2020 Christmas Holiday (Thursday)

12/25/2020 Christmas Holiday (Friday)

Amount Due Eviction Notice

How to Determine the Amount Owed on a 3 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate?

Only the past due undisputed amount of rent should be on the 3 day notice to pay or vacate and the rent amount should match the exact amount of rent per the written or oral agreement.

Do Not Include non-rent items on your 3 Day Notice, such as utilities, late fees, security deposit, or other costs.  If there is an unexpired written lease agreement which defines the above 'non-rent' items as 'rent' then this amount may be included in the amount due in the 3 Day Notice.

If the amount due on the 3 Day Notice is determined to be incorrect, the court may dismiss the case to evict.

Tenant Names on Eviction Notice

Tenant Name or Names on an Eviction Notice to Tenant

All adult occupants should be listed on the notice to tenant, that means those who are on the current lease but may have moved out and those who are not on the lease but who have established a tenancy on the property.  The correct spelling and full names of each tenant is very important.