If I pay the 2 months I owe but I have a canceled check for 3rd month, will that dismiss case on evicition?

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If I pay the 2 months I owe but I have a canceled check for 3rd month, will that dismiss case on evicition?

Landlord served us with eviction papers that we didn’t pay 3 months of rent we have a canceled check for 1 month and sent a check for 2nd month but wasn’t cashed and we hadn’t paid 3rd month. We want to know if we pay the 2 months and make copy of canceled cashed check to the landlords lawyer will that dismiss the case? And also send the clerk of court the copies of the checks we give to his lawyer with a signed letter from his office that they received those checks from us the tenants?

Asked on July 27, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The best way to try and resolve the rent dispute that you have with your landlord is to send his or her lawyer a copy of the issued checks with a letter stating that such were paid to the landlord. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and reference.

You should also attach a copy of the letter and cancelled checks to your answer to the eviction complaint as well. I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney to further help you on your matter.


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