My daughter is constantly threatening me. I have most of the text but now it's getting serious I really need some legal advice on how I can get her off my lease im really feeling threatened and sometimes in fear for my life. Her boyfriend is also living there and he's not really any help now I have my 15 year old nephew there and I need her gone. Should I call the police first? The landlord put her down as a leassor not as an occupant. What can I do?
In general, DC law does offer assistance to tenants who are victims of intrafamily offenses. For instance, DC ST 42-3505.07 provides a mechanism for a victim of an intrafamily offense to terminate a residential lease. DC ST 42-3505.08 discusses how a tenant who has a protective order against somebody with a key to the unit, even a co-tenant, can require the landlord to change the locks. In the instance of locking out a co-tenant, though, the landlord must be given a copy of the protective order.
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Your narrative is hard to understand, so I can't give an adequate answer. However, if your daughter is a co-signer with you on the lease, I suspect you will have a hard time getting rid of her in any landlord/tenant action.
If you actually believe there could be physical abuse, you should go the route of the family court in DC. The Family Division has a process where you would file an affidavit stating some of the facts that make you believe you are in danger and there will be a hearing in a very short period of time (a day or 2). The Court has the authority to tell her to leave the premises and they often do this.
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