Can I kick a bad roommate out without going to court if she’s only been living with me for 16 days?

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Can I kick a bad roommate out without going to court if she’s only been living with me for 16 days?

I had a girl move in with her dog. Her dog has been pottying in the house and she doesnt clean it up. I keep the shared living spaces clea, but her room is full of poop and pee which she does not clean. This causes a health hazard for me and my 1 and a half year old twins. She has lived with me for 16 days. She hasn’t paid one penny to live here. I sent her an email last night telling her I need compensation for the time she was in my home, and giving her 2 weeks to find a new place. She is refusing to pay me and becoming confrontational. She is not on a lease of any sort. How do I get her out?

Asked on July 6, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Michigan

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written with respect to the difficult roommate that you now have is that you sublet out a room in the house that you are occupying where for all intents and purposes she is your tenant. If you want her out, you need to serve her with a thirty (30) day notice of termination of her presumed month to month lease with you.

I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney for further help with this tenant if she does not vacate after being served with the thirty (30) day notice of termination of the lease she has with you.


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