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Can I evict my roomate for doing illegal activities and not paying rent without going thru the normal eviction process?

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My roomate hasnt paid rent there is no rental agreement, (verbal only) and she is an escort girl (prostitute) she has an add on an agency web site. there is a lot people going in and out of the place, her boyfriend is a high risk parolle on probation. the place is trash the patio is full of trash. The house has 3 stories so she has the bottom floor is totally link to the rest of the house and i have the other 2 floors but the bottom floor also has a side entrance. I gave her a 3 day notice and then a 30 day notice, im just trying to get her out of here asap. I read somewhere that there is a way to evict somebody in 48 hours if they are doing illegal acitivities.

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If you call the cops, it might speed things along.

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no. a roommate is probably entitled to tenant protections and therefore would have to be evicted.

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