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2006 Florida Statutes

SECTION 106
Form of notice concerning abandoned property to owner other than former tenant.
Section 715.106, Florida Statutes 2006

715.106  Form of notice concerning abandoned property to owner other than former tenant.--

(1)  A notice which is in substantially the following form given to a person who is not the former tenant and whom the landlord reasonably believes to be the owner of any of the abandoned personal property satisfies the requirements of s. 715.104:

Notice of Right to Reclaim Abandoned Property

To:  (Name) 
 (Address) 

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

If you own any of this property, you may claim it at  (address where property may be claimed) . Unless you pay the reasonable costs of storage and advertising, if any, and take possession of the property to which you are entitled, 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) 

 (Address) 

(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. 4, ch. 2001-179.