eviction of nonrental tenants

can a landlord evict a nonrenatl tenant who is living as a guest of the rental tenant but who is not on the lease, if so, what type of notice must be given and how much time must be allowed before they must move out?

Asked on May 26, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Oregon


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  If you have a written lease, there should be a clause that says that only people on the lease may live there and others not on the lease must obtain your permission as landlord.  If the tenant has a person there that is living there and the lease has this clause, then you should inform the tenant in writng that they are in violation of the lease and that they can be evicted.  This should get the tenant to realize they should make the person lease.  I also suggest that the letter come from a lawyer so the tenant takes this very seriously. 

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