What to do if I have a relative staying in my basement but they now refuse to pay rent?

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What to do if I have a relative staying in my basement but they now refuse to pay rent?

My partner bought a house with a separate basement unit. He was helping his sister from a different town who was going through a tough time; he paid her shipping costs of over $5,000 to ship all her furniture. He requested $800 month for a 2 bedroom unit with separate kitchen/full bathroom. Also, he requested her to share 1/3 of the electric and gas bill. She’s been staying with us for 4 months but has never paid a pennyand she has with no intention to move out.

Asked on February 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York

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