If there is no written lease agreement, then you are a tenant under an oral periodic tenancy.
The period is determined by when you pay rent, so if you pay rent every first of each month, then you are a month-to-month tenant under an oral lease agreement.
Your Landlord would have to give you written notice under that hypothetical situation during the first half of the month (technically, at least fifteen days before the beginning of the next period or first of the next month) in order...
If you have never required that your son pay rent, then he is not a tenant, but a house guest. You can file an eviction against a tenant, or an unlawful detainer against a house guest.
To begin the unlawful detainer, write him a letter demanding that he leave immediately or at least by November 11th, 2013 at 9:00 AM. Demand that he turn over all keys and remotes.
On November 11th, 2013 at 11:00 AM or on November 12th, 2013, you file the unlawful detainer action. I advise you to retain...
If you live in a motel/hotel room as your residence, the hotel/motel owner/operator has become a landlord (instead of just an innkeeper). The motel will have to follow the landlord laws of Florida and serve you a proper Pay or Quit Notice a/k/a Three Day Notice. You must be given three business days to pay the rent. On the fourth business day or after, the property owner can file an eviction in the courts.
If the motel owner / operator locks you out of your room which is your residence,...
No, the roommate cannot turn off power to your room.
Is the roommate the property owner or a fellow tenant?
If the property owner turns off the power, you can demand triple rent for the amount
of time that the utility is off.
Dear "Can I evict my SIL?":
If your sister-in-law is supposed to pay rent, then she is a tenant.
Whether you have a written lease agreement or a verbal rental agreement doesn't matter.
If she is supposed to pay rent, then you will have to deliver notices to her and then begin your eviction lawsuit. You can send a non-payment Pay or Quit Notice or a violation of lease 7-day Cure or Lease Terminated Notice.
If your sister-in-law is supposed to be there as a house guest until you revoke...
Do not turn off the water.
You can be held liable for three times the rent for the length of time that the water (or any utility that you are responsible for) is off.
Did you ever accept rent from the people who are living in the house now?
Do you know their names?
Did you ever get the keys or a letter turning over possession to you or your agent from the original named tenants? Do you have proof that the original named tenants abandoned the property and took up residence elsewhere?...
Dear "My landlady gave me a 30 day notice":
Determine if you are entitled to more time.
If you are entitled to more time, then tell the landlady.
If you are not entitled to more time, then you need to step up your efforts to leave.
Remove your items, clean thoroughly, take pictures, then turn in keys to the landlady.
If you are a holdover tenant, the landlady can accept it by accepting rent or she can reject it by filing a lawsuit and asking for double rent and having you removed....
Dear "I was served":
The clerk of courts has a registry. You deposit the funds into the registry.
If you don't, the judge may decide that you cannot present a defense,
b/c you have not preserved the right to do so by depositing the funds.
If the Court finds in the Plaintiff's favor, it may enter a Judgment for Possession and also for Money
Damages against you.
If you fail to pay the Judgment for Money Damages, the Plaintiff may enter Motions against you, to include garnishing bank...
Dear "If the house you are renting":
Yes, you are obligated to keep paying the owner.
You can be evicted for non-payment of rent if you don't.
Go ahead and keep paying the property owner unless and until a judge orders you to pay someone else.