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Question: I allowed a friend to rent a room while I was a way in ohio taking care of my mom I told him he could only occupy one room and not to have his things in any other room and he had to pay the utilities and take care of the yard front and back live in a HOA he agreed.I come home find him sleeping in one of my beds his belonging through out my house and in the garage he was late every month with the rent I had to pay the water bill he did not pay he only paid me back for one bill he has not kept our verbal agreement how can I put him out now?I'm a single lady and I know longer feel safe with him

Answer: This is for informational purposes only; you may want to consult an attorney for legal advice. Now that you are home, it sounds like he is no longer responsible for paying any of the bills. Under this scenario, your friend should be considered a guest. Under A.R.S. 33-1378. Removal of guest; notice: A person who is a guest of a tenant who is not named on a written lease and who remains on the premises without the permission of the tenant or the landlord is not a lawful tenant and that person’s presence in or on the premises does not constitute residency or tenancy. A person who knowingly remains on the premises without the permission of the tenant or the landlord may be removed by a law enforcement officer at the request of the tenant or the landlord who is entitled to possession of the premises.

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  • I allowed a friend to rent a room while I was a way in ohio taking care of my mom I told him he could only occupy one room and not to have his things in any other room and he had to pay the utilities and take care of the yard front and back live in a HOA he agreed.I come home find him sleeping in one of my beds his belonging through out my house and in the garage he was late every month with the rent I had to pay the water bill he did not pay he only paid me back for one bill he has not kept our verbal agreement how can I put him out now?I'm a single lady and I know longer feel safe with him

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