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Question: She paid no rent for 12-17 months. We started charging her $400. The going rate is $641. Her grandchildren noe lives with her, they have 6 phones, wouldn't pay the money for months now she pays $400. I want to sell now, evict her she says I can't I want to move and sell my house. Help

Answer: Without knowing all the details, it is impossible to say what your specific legal rights and responsibilities may be. As a general rule, the determining factor in such situations is what the rental agreement – whether written or oral – between the landlord and the tenant actually says. If that agreement has a specific end date, then the tenant may only be evicted for violating that agreement and/or whichever set of landlord/tenant laws apply (they differ depending on whether the rented dwelling is a house/apartment; a mobile home in a mobile home park; or an RV.). If the rented dwelling is a house, and the rental agreement is a month-to-month agreement, then the landlord merely needs to give the tenant 30 days notice of the landlord’s intention to termination that agreement, after which time the tenant will be legally required to vacate.

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  • She paid no rent for 12-17 months. We started charging her $400. The going rate is $641. Her grandchildren noe lives with her, they have 6 phones, wouldn't pay the money for months now she pays $400. I want to sell now, evict her she says I can't I want to move and sell my house. Help

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