Melbourne, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Is a 3-day eviction notice legal when you've been living in an extended stay hotel longer than 2 years?

I have four boys one of them is autistic and we have nowhere to go but live in our car

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The notice is a 3 day "Pay or leave" notice, correct? It means that you need to pay the rent in full in 3 days OR leave. If you don't, then the landlord can file an eviction action against you.

While you situation is serious and heartbreaking, the fact that your son is autistic and that you have 4 kids with no place to go is not a legal issue or defense to the eviction. If you can't pay the rent, you must leave.

Steven Warren Smollens agrees with this answer

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