DATE: The date of the notice should always be the date you are actually posting or delivering the notice.
TENANT NAME(S): Write the names of all adult tenants who are actually on the lease or the names of any adult tenants if there is no lease. It is imperative that the tenant names are listed and spelled correctly. Do not list children or minors.
ADDRESS: Write the correct address, and county (and apartment number, if any) of the rented property on the Florida 3 day notice form.
AMOUNT OF RENT DUE: This is the actual amount of rent the tenant owes you. DO NOT include any late fees or utilities. It is always good practice to keep good and up to date records of all amounts received and owing to you by your tenant. Double check your records for the rent amount.
DATE NOTICE EXPIRES: This is by far the most complicated part of the notice. Keep these 6 points in mind to determine the correct expiration date of your Florida 3 day notice. In the three (3) day period:
Do not count the day that the notice is posted or delivered.
Do not count any holidays. (Check your county website for court-recognized holidays.)
Do not count Saturdays or Sundays
If the notice is posted on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, Day 1 starts on Monday (unless Monday is a holiday)
Do not give less than 3 days (excluding weekends and holidays).
P.O. BOXES: If you are using a P.O. Box as landlord’s address, you must give a Florida 8 day notice, not including weekends or holidays.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE: Complete the date, time and name of person who posted or delivered the notice.
LANDLORD INFORMATION: Complete the landlord’s name, address, and phone number. If using a property manager or agent, include this information instead. If you are using a P.O. Box as landlord’s address, ensure that a Florida eight (8) day notice is given.
HOW TO DELIVER THE NOTICE: The notice should be delivered to the tenant or posted on the door.
Do not mail the notice.
Ensure that the person who posted or delivered the notice checks off the method by which the notice was delivered to your tenant i.e. either i) delivery to tenant or ii) posting the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises. A good example of a “conspicuous place on the premises” is usually on or near to the front door of the premises.
MAKE COPIES: Make an exact copy of the notice you delivered to the tenant, and keep it for your records. It is always good practice to make two (2) copies of the Florida 3 day notice form before delivery or posting. Once at the property, you can fill out the certificate of service section on the copy for your records. In this way you ensure that your copy is an exact replica of the notice posted or delivered to the tenant.
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