Anyone who has been a tenant "in fact",with or without a lease in place, has rights. You cannot just "take his/her belongings out the door"; doing so may put you in legal jeopardy. Hire a third party to handle a legal eviction for you. Los Angeles is a huge area, and smaller communities located within LA have there own rent control laws and boards.
Document everything on a timeline as well as you can remember it. Do not leave any documents lying around with your personal signature on them. An agent in my office had a client with a situation exactly like yours; when the time came for eviction, the "tenant in fact" had created a forged lease, and the situation got very complex. (Sheriffs would not evict with a "lease" in place, etc)
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get an eviction service or attorney.
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