Can I draft a letter to tell a verbally abusive person to leave my house?

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Can I draft a letter to tell a verbally abusive person to leave my house?

I let a “friend” stay too long and now he is considered a resident. He has become verbally abusive and I want him out of my house. Can I draft a letter to him telling him he has 30 days to vacate my premises or do I have to get a formal form to do it? He is not on the lease and pays no rent, no utilities, nothing.

Asked on January 26, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you want to have a letter or better yet a 30 day notice of termination served upon a person who has overstayed his welcome, you can have the 30 day notice prepared and served upon this person advising him that he has 30 days to vacate the premises.

There is nothing preventing you from doing this. Your state has certain requirements needed to be in this 30 day notice of termination to be legal. I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney for the proper form and language to be served on the "guest" who has overstayed his welcome.


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