Mark Dellech…, Home Buyer in G.L. Lowery Industrial...

help can i throw out?

Asked by Mark Dellechiaie, G.L. Lowery Industrial Park, Groveport, OH Sun Nov 4, 2012

I have a tenant living in my basement apartment and she has no lease not paying rent can i just tell her to go?

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Tenant rights are very state specific. Consult an attorney before you do anything. Here in Massachusetts, laws are very pro-tenant and you can get in a lot of trouble for acting improperly.

Most laws have a provisions for the notification process and the timeline and must be followed to the letter of the law or can open up legal problems for you.

Here is some links to Ohio tenant/landlord links. There is definitely a process involved here.

http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/public/legal_problem/housin…

http://www.dayton-ombudsman.org/llt.htm
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You can ask her to go and hopefully she will. If not you can evict anyone, how long it takes is another matter and the reason for the eviction (non payment of rent - not living up to the terms of the lease - destruction of property - lease expired) Typically you must first give them a notice to quit for non payment of rent. If this is the first notice they have the right to re-instate themselves by bringing themselves current. If they do not bring themselves current then you must go to the housing court and go thru the eviction process. You can also go after the tenant for non payment of rent, small claims may be your best avenue.

Check with your local housing laws and your attorney.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 4, 2012
You are not in the right place.
I would find a local real estate attorney and consult them.

Some of the questions they will ask:
Was there ever a lease or rental agreement?
How did they get there to start with?
What was the agreement regarding the occupancy?
What are the reasons for not wanting them there now?



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