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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 82
FORCIBLE ENTRY AND UNLAWFUL DETAINER
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F.S. 82.071
82.071 Trial; evidence as to damages.At trial evidence shall be admitted about the monthly rental value of the premises and if plaintiff recovers, the jury shall fix the plaintiff’s damages at double the rental value of the premises from the time of the unlawful or wrongful holding, but the damages in no action of detainer shall be fixed at more than rental value of the premises unless the jury is satisfied that such detention is willful and knowingly wrongful.
History.s. 14, ch. 1630, 1868; RS 1700; GS 2165; RGS 3469; CGL 5322; s. 33, ch. 67-254; s. 425, ch. 95-147.
Note.Former s. 82.14.