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Pasco homeowner frustrated by Florida eviction laws

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A Pasco County Sheriff's Deputy advised Jean Popovich not to remove any belongings from the home until the court proceedings on the evictions process are completed. A Pasco County Sheriff's Deputy advised Jean Popovich not to remove any belongings from the home until the court proceedings on the evictions process are completed.
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PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

After her son passed away, Jean Popovich asked the man to leave the home she had bought for her son, but he wouldn't leave. 

Pasco County Sheriff's deputies told her that she needed to go through the legal process of eviction to have the man removed from the property.

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This week, Popovich returned to the home to check on two dogs that belonged to her son and found the home vacant.

Inside, the home was trashed.

Furniture, food, clothes, trash and dog feces were scattered on the floor.

In the heat, the smell inside the home was horrific.

Popovich just wants to clean the place up and sell the home to put the bad memory behind her, but now she is frustrated even in that process.

A Pasco County Sheriff's Deputy advised her not to remove any belongings from the home until the court proceedings on the evictions process are completed.

The Pasco County Sheriff's office says it may be frustrating for the homeowner, but the laws are also designed to protect tenants.

In this case deputies say once the eviction process is complete, the home will be turned over to Popovich and she then has the right to remove the contents.

The sheriff's office says if someone invites a guest into their home and that person stays more than seven days, the process to remove them from the home must go through the court system.

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