Form: Pro Se Eviction Answer

Authored By: Florida Justice Technology Center

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No Attorney Client Relationship

There is no attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney, legal services program, or legal aid program. This Do It Yourself program does NOT guarantee the Court will give you what you ask for.

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Answer with optional Affirmative Defenses

When can this form be used?

You can use this Do It Yourself program when

  1. Your landlord is evicting you for NOT PAYING rent.
  2. You received an eviction Summons and Complaint
  3. Your time to file a Response has not ended.

You CANNOT use this Do It Yourself program:

  1. if your landlord is a public housing authority or you are living in subsidized housing;
  2. if you are being evicted for any reason other than NOT paying rent;
  3. if you are being evicted from a mobile home park where you own your mobile home and rent the lot; or
  4. if you have already received a Writ of Possession. 

How long does it take to complete the forms?

It should take about 40 to 60 minutes to complete this Do It Yourself program.

Additional Resources

To find an Attorney contact the County Bar Lawyer Referral Service in your county or the Florida Bar Referral Service at 1-800-342-8011.

Locate a Legal Aid office

Florida Statutes can be found on-line or in most public libraries.


Updated: May 4, 2017 

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