unless you can find something in the law that allows you to seek an eviction in less time than that needed to terminate a tenancy and it is an actual issue, the only action you have available to you is to terminate the tenancy with proper notice. I have not found anything concerning drugs that would allow you to utilize an accelerated time to evict them.
and now, since you said the rent was owed on a monthly basis, that establishes it as a month to month tenancy (even without that, without anything clarifying the terms, it is generally treated as a month to month tenancy). You must give them adequate notice. Notice for a month to month tenancy is set at at least 15 days prior to the end of any monthly period. Again, it is likely to be treated as the first of the month as the start of each months tenancy. That means you will not be able to terminate their tenancy until the first of July.
If your court will accept this as a week to week tenancy, you can get away with a minimum notice of 7 days prior to the end of any weekly period. That means, if you treat it as a weekly tenancy, they are likely to consider Sunday as the beginning of the week. That means if you give them notice now, it cannot be for a date prior to the 16th.
Now, if you are wrong and the court considers this a month to month tenancy, your suit to evict is going to get tossed. You will have to start all over with providing a proper notice of at least 15 days prior to the end of any monthly period.
Since it will already be no sooner than the end of this month and definately after the 15th, you will not be able to terminate the tenancy until the end of July rather than the end of this month.
and I'm not trying to give you a hard time. I am simply trying to provide you with accurate information. I have backed up my statements with citation of the laws. You can accept it or not.
83.57 Termination of tenancy without specific term.—A tenancy without a specific duration, as defined in s. 83.46(2) or (3), may be terminated by either party giving written notice in the manner provided in s.83.56(4), as follows1) When the tenancy is from year to year, by giving not less than 60 days’ notice prior to the end of any annual period;
(2) When the tenancy is from quarter to quarter, by giving not less than 30 days’ notice prior to the end of any quarterly period;
(3) When the tenancy is from month to month, by giving not less than 15 days’ notice prior to the end of any monthly period; and
(4) When the tenancy is from week to week, by giving not less than 7 days’ notice prior to the end of any weekly period.
History.—s. 2, ch. 73-330; s. 3, ch. 81-190; s. 15, ch. 83-217.