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Hello,

I gave our tenant a break this month and said she could pay the rent by the 12th of the month because she had a problem.  The check is supposed to go out tomorrow from her. 

Today we went over to the property for maintenance issues and found out she still has an unauthorized pet in the residence.  We had found out about the puppy about two weeks ago and told her she would have to sign a pet addendum and put down a pet deposit, She told us the dog was removed from the house and and will not come back.  I believed her and told her (not with a written notice but verbally) that if the pet issue arises again she would have to execute the pet addendum.

So . . I was going to send out a Notice of Noncompliance immediately and she would have 7 days to remedy the noncompliance by signing a pet addendum  . . . but then when reading the FL Statutes it says that if a landlord accepts rent knowing of a noncompliance the landlord waives his or her right to terminate the rental agreement or to bring a civil action for that noncompliance, but not for any subsequent or continuing noncompliance.

I am trying to decipher this does that mean that if i accept the rent from her tomorrow knowing that she has a non-compliance issue that I have to accept the pet in the house forever and she does not have to remedy the pet issue?

Should I tell her I cannot accept the rent and send out the notice?  Or accept the rent and in the future send out the notice
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