How to kick out my daughter’s boyfriend from my house?

My daughter got pregnant with twins. I told her that she could come live with us until she and her boyfriend could get on their own 2 feet since they were living with his brother in an apartment. It has been 3 years and now I’m having financial difficulties. I can pay my own things and my house but need help with half of the utilities. However, he refuses to pay and has threatened us saying that we can’t kick him out. What can I do?

Asked on December 11, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you are the legal owner of the house, then you have the right to evict your daughter's boyfriend. Your wife cannot do so, but you can. Since he does not pay rent or any form of rent (utilities, food, etc.), then he is not even a legal tenant. He is a "licensee" which means that you can file for an "ejectment" which is basically a faster form of eviction. At this point, you should speak with an attorney who handles eviction cases as they can best advise you further.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you are the legal owner of the house, then you have the right to evict your daughter's boyfriend. Your wife cannot do so, but you can. Since he does not pay rent or any form of rent (utilities, food, etc.), then he is not even a legal tenant. He is a "licensee" which means that you can file for an "ejectment" which is basically a faster form of eviction. At this point, you should speak with an attorney who handles eviction cases as they can best advise you further.


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