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42 Judicial Court Romeo

Landlord tenant civil cases

Information and resources for landlord tenant civil cases for the 42 District Court Romeo.

All landlord tenant cases are held by Zoom

Magistrate Davis meeting ID: 813 714 3768

Judge Andary meeting ID: 236 540 4377   Passcode: 030721

To begin a landlord tenant suit a 7-Day Notice to Quit or the 30-Day Notice to Quit and a copy of lease/rental agreement is necessary.

Evictions under a 7-Day Notice to Quit

This eviction notice allows the tenant seven days to pay their rent or vacate the dwelling. If tenant does not pay or refuses to vacate, the landlord then returns to court with the 7-Day Notice to Quit and files a summons and complaint to evict.

Evictions under a 30-Day Notice to Quit

This notice is used by a landlord to evict a tenant who is creating a nuisance or violating the terms of a lease. A 30-Day Notice to Quit is also used when a landlord wishes to regain possession of a rental unit for remodeling or at the expiration of a lease.

After the 7-Day Notice is serviced the plaintiff waits 8 days before he/she can file the summons and complaint with the court. After the 30-Day Notice is served, the plaintiff waits 31 days before he/she files the summons and complaint.

Filing fee schedule

Possession or land contract only $55

Possession and money damages

$0 - $600 $90
$601 - $1750 $110
$1751 - $10,000 $130
$10,001 - $25,000 (Maximum) $215

All summons and complaints are served by the 42-1 court officers. Cost is determined by the location of the defendant's residence. Contact the court for the service fee.

After a summons is filed with the court, a court date is scheduled. Plaintiff and defendant are required to appear. A judgment (decision) is entered, and the defendant has 10 days to comply with the terms set forth in court.