Unknown to me, my tent moved her boyfriend into my rental property. Apparently, my tent got into a fight with her boyfriend which the cops were called and she tried to get him removed from the property but the cops wouldn't remove him. So she abandon the property leaving him there and refused to pay this month's rent. I don't have a lease with him. I just found all this information out when I tried to collect the rent payment from her. Is he (boyfriend) considered a squatter? How do I remove him from my rental property even though I don't have a lease with him? Do I have to go to court to handle this matter or simply ask him to leave then trespass him if he refuses? My tent has turned off the electricity but her ex-boyfriend got it turned back on in his name.
How long has he been there? You need to collect the rent from her and go see an eviction lawyer to get him off the property. Your problem is that he entered the property legally as a guest so the police are not going to help you.
You will have to go to court. Do not attempt "self-help eviction." In fact, this is likely to be deemed an action for unlawful detainer rather than eviction since he is not there under a lease. You could first try a cash for keys deal but otherwise see an attorney pronto. Good luck.
From the brief description you have provided, it also sounds like there may be a legal argument that the boyfriend was merely an "invitee" of your tenant. An invitee's authority to remain on property can be revoked at anytime simply by telling that person - "get out!". Did the girlfriend tell him to leave? Does he claim to have any type of sublet agreement? If not, he may be trespassing and either a civil injunction or a criminal complaint could be filed against him. But to be sure, go see a landlord/tenant attorney and discuss all the facts you know in detail. The other attorneys on this post have raised very important points.
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