The failure of a landlord to seek monetary damages as relief from a tenant (in contrast to mere possession) does not relieve the tenant of the obligation to deposit the rent claimed in the 3 day notice into the court registry . See Stanley v. Quest Int’l, 50 So.3d 672, 673-74 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010) [35 Fla. L. Weekly D2636a]. Where the tenant failed to tender rent into the court registry as required by Florida Statute §83.60(2) the landlord is entitled to a default judgment of eviction..
FRANCOIS v. HARRIS, County Court, 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County. Case No.12-22637 COCE (53). December 4, 2012. Robert W. Lee, Judge. 20 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 292a.