I bought my mother-in-law's house last year and am leasing it back to her. She has a boyfriend living with her that she no longer wants there. He is not on the lease agreement as a tenant. How can I get him out of my house? Does he have any tenant rights even though he is not on the lease?
Estate Planning Attorney
Sounds like he may be criminally trespassing, esp. if he was a guest that has overstayed his welcome and now refuses to leave. Not on lease, not invited, not paying rent (I assume) - an eviction could also be appropriate. If he's harassing or scaring her, an OOP or IAH is another way to go. If your mother-in-law is an elderly or vulnerable adult, and the BF is taking advantage of that situation, Adult Protective Services is another path.
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Family Law Attorney
I would serve him with a notice to vacate and the file a complaint for forcible detainer (eviction). Be prepared to obtain an order of protection if the boyfriend gets hostile.
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