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How late should rent be before giving a three-day notice to vacate?

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While the laws regarding the three-day notice differ by state, in Florida, a property owner can deliver the notice if the rent is one day late. The owner has the option of hand delivering the notice or sending it by regular or certified mail.

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When a property owner gives the notice in its proper form, the tenant has three days to correct the situation by paying the late rent or moving out of the property. However, if the tenant refuses make the correction, the property owner's next step is filing the case in court. If the landlord prevails in the case and the tenant continues to refuse to move, the final step is a sheriff's escort, which requires an additional fee from the owner.

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