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Can you tell me what state this is in?
Are you under any fixed term written lease or are you month to month now?
Ok, in FL if one party wants to terminate a month to month tenancy, then they have to do so with a written paper notice that complies with FL law regarding termination. Under FL Statutes § 83.57, either party can give the other a 15 day written notice to terminate.
So while you could give the landlord a 90 day notice, he could turn around and give you a 15 day notice and he would be in compliance with the law. If you did not move out within 15 days, he would then have to file a formal eviction action in court and get a judgment and writ that the sheriff would execute to physically force you to move. This takes about 3 weeks extra after the 15 day notice expires.
But a verbal/text/email notice is not legally effective so until the landlord gives you a written notice at least 15 days long, then the clock hasn't started ticking.
If you are month to month, then either of you have the right to terminate the tenancy with proper notice. So you can't be forced to stay, and the landlord can't be forced to continue the tenancy. So it goes both ways. If you were under a fixed term written lease, then the landlord couldn't terminate until it ended.
But until the landlord actually gives you a piece of paper stating you have at least 15 days to move, then he hasn't legally terminated your tenancy.
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