HoldoverTenantHandbook.com is designed to provide do it yourself landlords in Florida with the forms necessary to perform a holdover tenant eviction. A holdover tenant is simply a tenant who has “held over” and remained on the property after the lease has either expired or is terminated.
A holdover eviction is a powerful tool landlords can use in residential tenancy situations that have gone sour. Often tenants will go to great lengths to contest evictions based on non-payment of rent, or material violations of a lease besides non-payment of rent, and will also have the ability to raise various legal defenses. When properly executed there is no defense to a holdover eviction, and the tenant’s departure is not a matter of “if” but “when”.
Filing for an eviction is a legal procedure, and is best performed by an experienced landlord tenant attorney. However, the forms provided on this website can be used as a resource to help landlords in Florida understand the process and familiarize themselves with the procedures required to perform a holdover eviction.