§ 82.01 Definitions
§ 82.02 Applicability
§ 82.03 Remedies
§ 82.035 Remedy for unlawful detention by a transient occupant of residential property; recovery of transient occupant’s personal belongings.
§ 82.04 Questions involved in this proceeding
§ 82.05 Service of process
§ 82.091 Judgment and execution
§ 82.101 Effect of judgment

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 82

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Forcible entry: means entering into and taking possession of real property with force, in a manner that is not peaceable, easy, or open, even if such entry is authorized by a person entitled to possession of the real property and the possession is only temporary or applies only to a portion of the real property. See Florida Statutes 161.141
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Real property: means land or any existing permanent or temporary building or structure thereon, and any attachments generally held out for the use of persons in possession of the real property. See Florida Statutes 161.141
  • Record titleholder: means a person who holds title to real property as evidenced by an instrument recorded in the public records of the county in which the real property is located. See Florida Statutes 161.141
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Unlawful detention: means possessing real property, even if the possession is temporary or applies only to a portion of the real property, without the consent of a person entitled to possession of the real property or after the withdrawal of consent by such person. See Florida Statutes 161.141
  • Unlawful entry: means the entry into and possessing of real property, even if the possession is temporary or for a portion of the real property, when such entry is not authorized by law or consented to by a person entitled to possession of the real property. See Florida Statutes 161.141
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.