Can you evict someone out a house that is not legally yours?

posted 2 years ago in Legal
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you have power of attorney and can show cause, most likely you could. 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I believe you could if you had power of attorney, but that’s not always an easy thing to get if your grandmother is not willing. I’d talk to a lawyer.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

 

uncltredpearl:  Hmmm with drugs and a child couldn’t you have him arrested and file a restraining order? 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yeah, couldn’t you just drop an anonymous tip to the police?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tenants have a lot of rights, and even without a lease it can be very difficult to evict someone (depending on your state).  Trying to evict him can potentially be a very difficult process. If I were in your situation, I would tell him he as 24 hours to get out or the cops would be called about his drug problem. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Same as PP, I’d give him the ultimatum; get out or we’ll call the cops.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

You would have to get legal powers over your grandmother’s affairs. Then you could solve the problem. The only issue is that your uncle could contest your powers on the grounds that your mother exerted undue pressure on your grandmother to get full legal powers and effectively “write him out” of his mother’s decisions.

Is there any downside to calling the police and having them arrest him?

Post # 9
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Helper bee

uncltredpearl:  Well, you have to take care of the child too. If G-ma is so determined NOT to kick out the druggie uncle, I’d make the child my priority and move out. Could you live close by and visit during the day? What about if you and the child move out and your mother stays?

 

I’ve heard kicking someone out of a house–like a tenant or even SQUATTER–is extremely hard to do. Sorry I can’t offer any legit legal advice though. 

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