If I live in my parents home and they gave me full authority of the house, can I legally evict someone if I am not the owner of the house?

Asked on September 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your parents actually gave you a power of attorney (POA), either a general one or even one limited to authority over the house, or else hired you as their property manager, then yes, you could evict someone. However, you need some formal grant of authority from then; it's not enough that they just orally or verbally told you that you have authority over the home.

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