I believe I am being subjected to a retaliatory eviction.
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This would depend on whether it is a 7 day notice with opportunity to CURE, or one with NO opportunity to cure, and just what the "choice words" are. Take your lease, the e mail and the notice to a good local tenants lawyer for review. Hope this helps, gsg
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First of all, you are not being evicted. A seven-day notice indicates you are engaging in some sort of conduct the landlord finds abusive or intolerable for a multi-family community. Now, an online resource such as this cannot resolve this problem for you. You need to take your notice to a local attorney and get advice specific to your situation. Good luck.
"I believe I am being subjected to a retaliatory eviction." Well, what do you expect when you "have a few choice words" with the property management staff? That said, unless it was a "no cure" type notice where your words were exceptionally "choice" its a notice that your conduct will not be tolerated twice. That aside, this candidly sounds like there is a LOT more going on here than has been revealed, especially with random injection of your comment that you had some neck surgery and that you claim a dog towing a trash bin "dented" your car with enough energy to shake it, yet you did nothing to call the police or document the event with a cell phone video, etc, but took the opportunity to complain to the PM about "the dog problem." If this is escalating, you will need to spend the money on hiring a lawyer to address this properly before it spirals out of control.
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This answer assumes that you do not have any written lease and are a "month-to-month" tenant.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no such legal claim in Florida law called "retaliatory eviction."
While it may be true that your upset, angry behavior towards the "lady that was the overseer"--including "saying a few choice words" to her--was the reason they put the eviction notice on your door, that does NOT make the eviction itself unlawful.