LANDLORDS CAN'T JUST THROW YOU OUT!
* Only a judge can order you evicted, and only the Sheriff can put you out of your
home! (See "EVICTION" feature)
* Florida law does not allow a landlord to force a tenant out by:
1. Shutting off the utilities or interrupting service, even if the service is in the
2. Changing the locks or using a device that denies the tenant access.
3. Removing the outside doors, locks, roof, walls or windows (except for
purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement).
4. Removing the tenant's personal property from the dwelling unit unless
action is taken after surrender, abandonment or a lawful eviction.
* A landlord may not evict a tenant solely in retaliation for the tenant complaining to a governmental agency about a code violation, joining or establishing a tenant's "union" or similar organization or asserting other tenant rights.
* If any of these occur, the tenant may sue for actual and consequential damages or three month's rent, whichever is greater, plus court costs and attorney's fees.