We rented a four bedroom house with a basement and just before we signed the lease he informed us that his "aunt" would be living in the basement for a couple more months. Now seven months later there are three people living down there paying a minimal flat rate on the utilities. We are pretty much paying their bills and we want them out. There are numerous problems. Don't they have to have separate utility meters and egress? They have access to our mail!
The issue with people living in the basement of the home your leased may or may not be legal depending upon many factors. However, you should read your lease carefully. This lease may or may not grant you possession and control of the basement. Additionally it may or may not determine who is responsible for the payment of utilities.
The lease will determine your rights with regard to demanding that the people in the basement leave.
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