The renter is not very clean and has been disruptive to the order of the house. The tenant has been with me for over a year and much of the same behaviors such as cleanliness have not been observed. I feel that the only recourse at this point is to part ways. I want this to be final without strings or caveats. Can you help?
Yes. Contact an attorney offline. They can guide you through the process. Don’t wait.
Even without a lease, there are still steps you need to take in order to ensure they are appropriately evicted. Typically even without a lease if they can show rent payments made etc they are considered a tenant and you must follow appropriate either notice of termination of lease and then either breach of lease or tenant holding over processes in court. You cannot simply self help to have them removed .
The above answer is for general informational and educational purposes only and is in no way to be construed as legal advice, nor does it imply any liability, attorney-client relationship nor representation on the part of the attorney who answered this question. Licensed in MD.
Landlord-tenant court is your remedy. As Jennifer has stated, even without a lease you have a landlord-tenant relationship going here; and your remedy is thus in landlord-tenant court.
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