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Current as of: 2012
   (1) LANDLORD NOT A DEFENDANT.-When it appears before trial that a defendant in ejectment is in possession as a tenant and that his or her landlord is not a party, the landlord shall be made a party before further proceeding unless otherwise ordered by the court.
   (2) DEFENSE MAY BE LIMITED.-A defendant in an action of ejectment may limit his or her defense to a part of the property mentioned in the complaint, describing such part with reasonable certainty.
   (3) WRIT OF POSSESSION; EXECUTION TO BE JOINT OR SEVERAL.-When plaintiff recovers in ejectment, he or she may have one writ for possession, damages and costs or, if the plaintiff elects, have separate writs for possession and damages.
   (4) CHAIN OF TITLE.-Plaintiff with his or her complaint and defendant with his or her answer shall serve a statement setting forth chronologically the chain of title on which he or she will rely at trial. If any part of the chain of title is recorded, the statement shall set forth the names of the grantors and the grantees and the book and page of the record thereof; if an unrecorded instrument is relied on, a copy shall be attached. The court may require the original to be submitted to the opposite party for inspection. If the party relies on a claim or right without color of title, the statement shall specify how and when the claim originated and the facts on which the claim is based. If defendant and plaintiff claim under a common source, the statement need not deraign title before the common source.
   (5) TESTING SUFFICIENCY.-If either party wants to test the legal sufficiency of any instrument or court proceeding in the chain of title of the opposite party, the party shall do so before trial by motion setting up his or her objections with a copy of the instrument or court proceedings attached. The motion shall be disposed of before trial. If either party determines that he or she will be unable to maintain his or her claim by reason of the order, that party may so state in the record and final judgment shall be entered for the opposite party.
Florida Statutes 66.011 - Common-law ejectment abolishedChapter 66 Table of ContentsFlorida Statutes 66.031 - Verdict and judgment


Questions & Answers: Ejectment

Would it be an eviction notice, or maybe an ejection? As I am researching this, I am thinking the eviction is a lot more costly and time consuming than an ejection. Thank you for...
Claire, Eviction is the correct process to use when a tenant fails to pay rent. Ejectment or ejection is for situations where no landlord-tenant relationship exists. For example, i...
Ok, so this is a Mother / Son issue. Mom wants the Son OUT. And she is blind and he is on probation, and is really big and strong. She wants him to be "removed" by an official ...
Claire, Then the mother needs to start the eviction process. At the end of that process, law enforcement will come to the premises and physically carry out the eviction so that the...
Question: if judge approves composing, how long does occupant have before removal...
How long do i have before i havd to leaveince sefved with papers? would the judge give me more time if needed??...

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