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I have a lease on a house which im not currently living at. A friend of mine asked if he could stay there for 2 days and i agreed. He ended up staying there for 2 weeks without telling me. He didnt pay any rent and refuses two. How can i get my money?

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  1. Absent an agreement between you and your friend that requires him to pay rent, you probably aren't entitled to it. You can sue for ejectment if he is still in the property, and could bring a suit for trespass. In the trespass suit, you can claim that you have been damaged if you can somehow show the damages to the court.

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