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I just found out the owner wants me to vacate the house i am…

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I just found out the owner wants me to vacate the house i am renting from him. i am physically unable to move do to medical problems.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Florida, Port Richey area.

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

Not that i know of. we had to take care of the pool and general maintance.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I am the one who is physically unable to lift anything heavy. My wife has bad knee problems, and my kids are in school. They just turned to 16 years old

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Loren
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Do you have a written lease for a fixed period which is still in effect, or is the tenancy month to month?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
A Fixed lease which ends the end of april.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
i dont have the funds available for that.

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Thank you for the additional information.

So long as you are not in default under the lease, you can not be evicted before the lease ends. Otherwise, unless you have an option to extend the lease, the landlord can legally decline to renew.

However, he can not evict you without an order from the court and that could take another month or so.

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No. That may help.

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