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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including Special Session A)

Title XL
Chapter 715
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F.S. 715.105
715.105 Form of notice concerning abandoned property to former tenant.
(1) A notice to the former tenant which is in substantially the following form satisfies the requirements of s. 715.104:

Notice of Right to Reclaim Abandoned Property

To:   (Name of former tenant)  

  (Address of former tenant)  

When you vacated the premises at   (address of premises, including room or apartment number, if any)  , the following personal property remained:   (insert description of personal property)  .

You may claim this property at   (address where property may be claimed)  .

Unless you pay the reasonable costs of storage and advertising, if any, for all the above-described property and take possession of the property which you claim, not later than   (insert date not fewer than 10 days after notice is personally delivered or, if mailed, not fewer than 15 days after notice is deposited in the mail)  , this property may be disposed of pursuant to s. 715.109.

  (Insert here the statement required by subsection (2))  

Dated:        (Signature of landlord)  

  (Type or print name of landlord)  

  (Telephone number)  


(2) The notice set forth in subsection (1) shall also contain one of the following statements:
(a) “If you fail to reclaim the property, it will be sold at a public sale after notice of the sale has been given by publication. You have the right to bid on the property at this sale. After the property is sold and the costs of storage, advertising, and sale are deducted, the remaining money will be paid over to the county. You may claim the remaining money at any time within 1 year after the county receives the money.”
(b) “Because this property is believed to be worth less than $500, it may be kept, sold, or destroyed without further notice if you fail to reclaim it within the time indicated above.”
History.s. 11, ch. 83-151; s. 3, ch. 2001-179.