I been stay at a hote since May . paying every month. my billis $8000 i cant pay. whats the process?
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You should be more concerned with the result, which is removal in the immediate future, rather than the process. If you are spending $8,000.00 a month to stay in a hotel you clearly have the financial resources both to hire a lawyer and to locate a traditional apartment to live in. You need to relocate to place that you can afford and that makes financial sense ASAP.
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This would depend on whether you are a transient guest, or a "tenant," within the scope of Chapter 83 Florida Statutes. this is a factorial test, depending on a number of facts - the nature of the facility, the length of your stay; whether you have a lease; when you pay rent; whether this is the only home you own/rent in which to live; whether you get mail there, have your driver's lices there, etc. The bottom line is, the Hotel can simply call the sheriff, and it will depend on what the sheriff decided; you could possibly be tossed out that very day. If the sheriff determines that you are a tenant, the hotel would have to "evict" you (under Chapter 83) and that would take a few weeks. The BAD news with that scenario, however, is that you then have an EVICTIOn on your public record, and that will make it difficult for you to rent anywhere else for a long, long time. That all said, this sounds less like a "legal" problem, than a FINANCIAL one. My suggestion would be to KEPP it that way. Find the money SOMEWHERE (charities, govt, friends, the landlord) Hope this helps. gsg
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There is no legal right to be a guest and continue to be a guest at a hotel for free. If you can not pay then the hotel can evict you. Perhaps you can consult with legal aid in your county for advice on where to stay for free. Good luck
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