What does it take?
The tenant can move and return the keys to the landlord
The tenant can move away, abandoning the unit without telling anyone of plans to come back
The landlord can go to court and get an order, with notice to the tenant to have the sheriff force the tenant to move out. Only the sheriff, with a court order, has authority to physically remove you.
Notice what’s not up there? Changing the locks and shutting off the utilities!
The only legal way to force you out of your home is for the landlord to go to court and get an order that requires you to leave.
How does a landlord have to give me a termination notice?
Any other way that the landlord gives you a notice of termination (such as email, by text, orally, or by certified mail) is not legal and may give you a defense in an eviction action based on that notice.