My ex boyfriend moved out. We were not married and no lease. I own house. He has made minimal attempts to get his belongings. I placed eviction notice in window giving him 30 days to remove his belongings. He was suppose to remove them Sunday. I was not home but left a key out and his minor child still had key to my house. He now says he's taking me to court as he "couldn't get into the house" what are my next steps and what rights do I have? I have sent multiple emails but he doesn't respond and has blocked my phone number from contacting him.
Consider hiring a family law attorney to more fully examine the entire situation. Your lawyer should ask you questions in order to better advise you about your rights and responsibilities. If you are sued and served with legal papers, you should strongly consider hiring a lawyer to file an appropriate response within the time required by law, and to determine whether you should assert any counterclaims. If he is harassing you, you might consider instituting a legal action yourself.
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First I'd re-key the house.
You need mail to him a certified letter and a copy by first class mail giving him 30 days to contact you to schedule picking up his items. Give him a date & time certain (such as May 5, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00 pm).
You need some sort of proof that he no longer lives at your address in case he shows up to your house with a policing agency claiming he lives there. If he can prove to the policing agency that he's moved then he will not be granted access. Otherwise, he can break in - since you cannot break into your own home it's not a crime.
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