Q: FL Eviction Law for Girlfriend And Son With No Written Lease?
How do I evict my longtime girlfriend and her 19 year old son without a lease but a spotty record of $300/month payments
to live here since 2012? She stopped paying 9 months ago though and I don't see the procedure to evict without a written lease?
If I show a payment history whereby she paid this monthly $300 as she agreed upon moving here in 2012, will this be enough to establish the fact? Lastly, can I recoup non-paid months?Thanks.
A: If this was an oral lease agreement, then you may serve her with a notice for nonpayment of rent (3-day notice). Or you can send her a notice of termination and give her 15 days to vacate (assuming that she was paying rent on a monthly basis). If there was no oral lease agreement, then you will need to eject her from the premises. Eviction is the process when there is a lease (whether oral or written), ejectment is the process of removal when there is no lease.
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