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can I be evicted for breaking my expired lease if my landlord was in violation from the very begining?

by frank.f
(bradenton fl)

My landlord rented me this house with no smoke detectors & bad"not up to code"wiring,we are constantly resetting the breakers for the kitchen & also the a.c.in the living room,we even had an outlet catch fire in the wall while we were sleeping.the lease expired a year ago,we had no pets then,so the lease was written no pets",but we were told we could have a dog if we wanted to & paid an extra $300.00,& since then my fiance brought a dog home,he's a good servie dog,house broken,& loves people,even perfect strangers,but his breed is stigmatized by the media & criminals.
We have paid our rent at or around the due date for the whole time we've been here,but now they've threatened us with eviction,which is fine,we want to move anyway,but they are trying to force us out without a place to go.is that even legal?

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Month to Month Tenancy
by: Staff FALDP

Frank,
Your landlord can request that you vacate the premises for almost any reason with proper notice. You do not have a lease. An expired lease is a month to month tenancy by operation of law. So as long as the landlord is not asking you to move because of your race or religion, he is within his rights to ask you to move out providing he gives you proper notice.

See Florida Statute Chapter 83.

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