My brother owns a condominium and his ex-girlfriend still lives there after they broke up. He can’t get her to leave. What options are available?

Asked on June 9, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Connecticut

Answers:

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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Initially she would have been considered to be a "licensee", that is someone on the premises with permission.  At such time as that permission was revoked she lost her legal right to be there.  However, some states provide for written notice to quit before a licensee can lawfully be removed from the premises.  In New York, for example, a 3 day notice must be given in such cases.  Before you do anything to physically remove her, contact an attorney in your area to find out the legal procedure for doing so.

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Does he have a lease with her? Probably not, correct? She has to leave.  If she doesn't, he can simply call the local police or sheriff and get a peace officer to escort her out and escort her while she packs her belongings or arranges for a mutual friend or neutral party to obtain her things.


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