My mother is renting a furnished bedroom in her private home basement. The tenant is using space in the basement outside of the bedroom that is not the bathroom and kitchen.It has been a month since the tenant has paid any rent because she claims their are repair problems outside the bedroom she is renting. Now my mother wants to evict the tenant out of her basement, how can she go about this. I am not sure if the basement is legal, but my mother said there is no lease. The tenant has signed a written agreement to pay her monthly. The tenant has called the NYPD various times because my mother took action with no knowledge of a lanlord/tenant problem. The police says that my mother can't put anything in the basement outside of the bedroom she is renting or go downstairs in her own basement.