My roommate has lived here for 2.5 months and gave verbal notice last month to leave which I accepted and began to make plans to reclaim my home, though I stopped short of showing the room as long as it contained his property.
He has trespassed in my room and taken a computer that was buried so deeply in my closet, he had to dig for it.He's been through my pictures, letters and personal records. He's used my personal computer to download things for his personal use. He's physically threatened me & my possesionswhen I ask about monies owed, but scarier, I caught him spraying bug spray on my cat's food. I'm terrified he will hurt them and I keep them locked in my room when I'm working as I simply wish him to move on quietly and have done nothing to violate his rights or property.
Since he's given notice, am I at square one for the eviction process or is there a way to expedite matters?(State of Florida) He's been a no or late pay since moving in (he always has a series of emergencies....though he never lacks money to go out)while I'm rationing groceries and trying to keep the utilities on. I've already absorbed late fees and disconnection of utilities. I have a 7 year relationship with my landlady, whose been very kind about the siutaion, but I have no desire have this mess drag out or impact her any further or suffer more losses than I alerady have. Enough is enough...please advise.