Rentals in North Hollywood>Question Details

runspot22, Renter in North Hollywood, Los...

How do I get rid of a friend that will not leave,he has been at my house for 11 months?

Asked by runspot22, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA Thu Dec 20, 2012

Help the community by answering this question:


Is it a house? Perhaps I can come by and list your house for sale and once he see's it's on the market, he'll have to pack up and get out. =)
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Have you asked him to leave? If you have and he won't leave then he is not much of a friend.
Is he paying rent? if not, then pack his bags and leave them outside the door, change the key and go to your mother's for a week or two.
If he is paying rent, then you have a Tenant and you will need to go thru the eviction process.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
You may have to go through an eviction process. But that is something that you should consult with your local and state laws about.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 19, 2014
Start renting this place, better with a realtor.
Set firm dates for friend's move out.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 8, 2013
I don't know the extent of your relationship with your friend, but being that he has been there for more than 30 days, you would have to take a few steps in order to get him out legally....I would have a one-on-one conversation and then give a 30 day notice for starters, but this may have an adverse affect your friendship. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 6, 2013
"Friends" that take advantage of others perhaps shouldn't be considered a good friend but a "free loader."

Simply stated, it's time to start advocating for yourself by asking them to make arrangements to move on. Setting a date for departure can be helpful....or start charging them rent....a big rent!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 5, 2013
I meant sheriffs, sorry about the typo.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 12, 2013
How did you end yo in this situation? Simply give a written notice, if they don't comply get the sherries involved.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 12, 2013
People only stick around because it is beneficial to. You need to lay down some rules and state the obvious; tell him 1. You need to get your own place. 2. I care for you, and value our friendship, but YOU NEED to get your own place. 3. I will give you 30 days (or whatever you can stand), but YOU NEED TO GET YOUR OWN PLACE.
If you feel that you need some support, have an intervention, with some better friends by your side.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 25, 2012
A frank conversation should get your point you should expect, friends don't take advantage of their friends. You've been understanding for 11 months, perhaps it's time to let "moochie" know that the holiday is over.....deadlines sometimes help!

Good luck,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 24, 2012
A) Let the hot water get turned off & using a real friend, mooch a place to shower.
B) Make sure you fail to do your laundry until you can't see the floor.
C) Buy a pet Possum.
D) Get a few more "roommates" from your HS or Grammar-School (blood-brothers) with strong defined written agreements, time-limited until "friend1" clears out. No reason to let the new "roomies" into your space; i couch-surfed for a decade, i was so nice (NEVER leave a toothbrush) that i had 25 door keys as that "homeless" guy:)
CAUTION California law is nasty, your "sub-tenet lease" is automatically created EVEN with $0 monies involved.
You must have a real locking safe (for them to keep their valuables) for a day-to-day or week-to-week arrangement. And, even if he leaves, you must retain his belongings for 14 days and NOT profit from their disposal.
Frankly, peer-pressure is the only safe route, and hisStory is usually BS, but will often trump yourStory. See A-D.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 24, 2012
Ask your friend to leave and if he/she is not cooperating - contact your landlord if you are renting. If you are an owner of the property and your friend is trespassing - then you should start eviction.

Hope this helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Haha! Are you kidding? Your profile shows your a renter so you can always blame the landlord and say they contacted you and since he is not on the lease and has to go! or you can be honest and tell him you want your place to yourself again. Hope this helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Do not have that answer but love cp answer below!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Some "friend" you have. If they are just a friend who is visiting, that will not leave and is not a tenant, what is to stop you from changing the locks and packing their things for them? It is your home and you are living there as well?. If you are collecting rent or have a tenant agreement, then you should be careful to make sure that you go through the proper legal eviction process.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Search Advice
Ask our community a question
Email me when…

Learn more

Copyright © 2016 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer