Jacksonville, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant and Civil Rights for Florida

Q: I have been asked to vacate the property that I have rented for the last 5 years. How long do I legally have to vacate?

Can the new owners make me leave without giving g me something in writing? Some tenants are being allowed to stay but previous owners told the new owner we were behind d on rent. im assuming that's why he wants us gone. Told us if we don't move our stuff he will bulldoze it into a pile. My previous landlords have slander and cased defimation of character on me and my family and I don't know what to do we have nowhere to go.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The tenancy cannot be legally terminated without written notice unless the landlord is merely refusing to renew your lease. How many days notice must be given depends on the type of tenancy you have (lease? month-to-month? week-to-week?), as well as on whether your county has a local ordinance that requires more time than the minimum required by state law. You should promptly consult a landlord-tenant attorney in your area. If you cannot afford a consultation, contact you local Legal Services or Legal Aid office that helps low-income persons.

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