How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant to move out?

There was an oral agreement, the tenant has been in the home for 1 year.

Asked on September 19, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I'm assuming that your tenant is not in default, since you did not indicate otherwise. Then in that case, just how much notice depends on just how often rent was paid. If it was made monthly (the typical situation) then you have estsblished there has been established a month-to-month tenancy. Under FL law, a 15-day notice to quit is sufficient. However, FL law requires that notices to and from a landlord must be in writing, even if the rental agreement is oral.

Note:  You should always retain a copy of any correspondence to and from your landlord.


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