Scammers take every possible opportunity to swindle people out of their data and money. This is even true in the world of process serving.
Ensure you can recognize the signs of a fake process server so that your private information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
They Ask for Money
Process servers are paid by the people who hire them. The people who receive the papers are never responsible for payment. Any process server which attempts to ask for money, such as a processing or delivery fee, is not a legitimate process server. If this happens to you, immediately refuse the service and contact law enforcement to report the incident. Continue reading
Not everybody who needs to be served can be easily found. This is why process servers use debtor and fugitive recovery techniques like skip tracing. Such techniques uncover information about a person’s whereabouts in order to serve them papers without further delay.
The Basics of Skip Tracing
The phrase “to skip down” serves as the inspiration for the term skip trace, since it implies that a trace is being completed about someone who is no longer responding to previously established communication information. Continue reading
With all of the up in arms over the pandemic, the challenges faced by both tenants and landlords, and the local, state, and federal moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures, it’s no wonder that Floridians are confused about the state of being served eviction papers. Here’s what you need to know.
You can still serve 3-day and 7-day notices.
When a tenant fails to pay their rent, you must serve them a 3-day notice before filing for an eviction in Port St. Lucie. Even though evictions are being currently heard in the courts, you can still serve this notice in preparation for eviction when allowed. You can also serve your tenants a 7-day eviction notice for other breaches of the lease agreement.
You can still evict for lease violations, other than nonpayment of rent.
Your tenants might think that they are protected by the federal eviction moratorium, but the truth is that you can still make them vacate the property if they are violating other terms of their lease. For example, if they fail to take care of the yard as detailed in their lease agreement, you can give them notice that they must correct or face eviction. After that 7 days notice, you can file eviction if the problem is not corrected.
The federal eviction moratorium ends December 31.
The current federal eviction ban ends on December 31st. When that happens, evictions will resume immediately in the courts. Unless another ban is put in place, people will be able to be evicted. And, if you already served the 3 day notice as required, and filed the papers with the courts, your cases will be among the first to be addressed in the backlog of eviction cases.
If you are needing assistance with eviction proceedings in Florida, contact us today for assistance.
Did you think that everyone gets served whenever the process server arrives on their property? There are actually a lot of things that can slow down the service of papers. Discover them here, as well as what to expect from your process server.
Why are attempts to serve papers unsuccessful?
There are some common reasons that papers can’t be served, even if the person being served is at home. These issues can include: Continue reading