What can I do if Ihave an unwanted guest in my apartment who has been told to move out 3 times and hasn’t?

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What can I do if Ihave an unwanted guest in my apartment who has been told to move out 3 times and hasn’t?

Im 18 years old, 16 weeks pregnant with my second child and she is 17.

Asked on August 30, 2011 Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You definitely have the right to evict her. The question is just the process. There are several different types of legal actoins that could be brought--for example, an action for ejectment or an eviction under the landlord-tenant laws. Which type of action is most appropriate depends on the situation and how/why that other person is residing with you. Ideally, you should contact an attorney to help you; if you can't afford one, try contacting Legal Services--they provide legal services to people who can't afford lawyers. You can also do this yourself, if you need to--try contacting your local courthouse, landlord-tenant and tenancy eviction, explaining the situation, and seeing what forms or process they recommend. Here is a link to a website that may provide some useful information: http://www.law.siu.edu/selfhelp/info/property/Landlord-Tenant%20Rights%20in%20IL.pdf


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