What should I do to protect my home if I let a friend stay for free for 3 months and have given him another 2 months but am now concerned he may not leave as agreed?

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What should I do to protect my home if I let a friend stay for free for 3 months and have given him another 2 months but am now concerned he may not leave as agreed?

Does he gave any rights?

Asked on December 3, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, he does not have any rights since he is a guest, not a tenant, BUT the only way to remove someone (even a guest) from your home if they will not leave when they are supposed to is through the courts. To remove a guest, you need to bring what is a called an "ejectment" action. So if he does not go when he is supposed to, you would file an ejectment action against him.


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