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Florida Landlord Remedies for Tenant Holding Over

The Florida Statutes Title VI Chapter 83 Part II Section 83.58 provides the following remedies for a landlord to exercise against a tenant who refuses to leaves upon the expiration of a residential lease agreement:

Remedies for Tenant Holding Over

If the tenant holds over and continues in possession of the dwelling unit or any part thereof after the expiration of the rental agreement without the permission of the landlord, the landlord may recover possession of the dwelling unit in the manner provided for in s. 83.59. The landlord may also recover double the amount of rent due on the dwelling unit, or any part thereof, for the period during which the tenant refuses to surrender possession.

FLA. STAT. § 83.58

See also Florida Landlord Lease Termination and Right to Evict.

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