My question involves an eviction in the state of: Florida
So, my parents have been living in my garage(not attached to house) in my backyard for about the past 4 years. They have a bad drug problem and they will go a few months with out using and then they will fall off the wagon bad and use like crazy for weeks and blow all their money. I have had the "ultimatum talk" with them a few times saying that if you do this again I am gonna kick you out, but of course they do it again and I always cave in and let them stay.
Well this time it went really bad and their lying is just over the top now, I can't take it anymore. So I told them they have to leave and they left for 2 days and then came back and asked me to let them stay "for a month" while they figure out what to do. I know that is a complete lie, they have no intention of leaving, so I tell them "no", they cannot come back into the garage. Well, they just ignore me and they go right into the garage and put all there stuff in and lock the door.
I decide to call the cops and they show up and tell me that since this is their legal address and they get their mail here that they have squatters rights and the cops cannot make them leave and that I have to evict them.
So I research the eviction process and I write up the 3 day eviction letter and I give it to them.
So basically I am gonna go to the courthouse this week and start the eviction process, but is there any input or advice you guys can give me or things that can help it go smoother or things to look out for?
They never paid me rent and we do not have a renters agreement. I just let them stay here because they had nowhere to go.
I think it is horrible that they can just sit in my garage and smoke crack all night and there is nothing I can do about it.
Thanks for any help with this. I am so stressed I am literally sick over this.