For the record, the registered letter that I received resulting in my homeless situation was apparently not an "eviction"... not in the legal sense. It was simply "a letter requesting a move", although I don't remember it saying please. I did not know this until the second time I was forced to call the police (so that I could leave with some measure of peace) and the kind officer told me.
Unfortunately I'm a bookkeeper.
Not a LAWYER
and when I get a letter that says get out on or before 8/1, I take it to mean get out.