Posted by MikeW on January 15, 1999 at 12:25:39:
In Reply to: Re: help! "Houseguest?!" posted by dina on January 14, 1999 at 22:09:56:
The question is, how lucky do you feel.
Legally, if she won't leave on her own, your going to have to go through a legal eviction process.
This means giving 30 days written notice, and then, if they still won't leave, get an eviction from
housing court. Don't screw up the paperwork, or you will have to go through the process all over again.
Of course, you could just remove their property from the apartment and change the locks. I have a
relative with a similar roommate problem who considered this approach. However, this
is quite illegal. If they cops muster any kind of interest (not a given by any means), you could be
arrested. And if the girl does have rich parents and access to a lawyer, you could face a hell of a law
suit, which you would probably lose.
Now landlords play fast an loose with the law all the time. But they have experience, resources, and
access to lawyers. You could try and just put them out, but it could blow up in your face big time.
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