If I invite a person to stay at my home to help ease their homeless situation temporarily without a specific time to vacate,such as,(You can stay until you get a job,or back on your feet,or when their relative returns home and can give them a room,) would there be a problem legally to ask them to leave prior to the above needs not being met? Put another way,If I invite a friend or family member in to my home for an indefinate stay,are they obligated to leave on my request?
Nothing.This situation has happened in the past and could happen again. (Some family members are unstable.) Currently not an issue.
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I had to call the police today as I came home and found a "guest" in my house with a known thief and felon.I chased the thief off and an argument ensued with the" guest".
This is what the police said,Any time I take someone into my home I'm basically an automatic landlord and will be at the tenants mercy as to when the tenant chooses to leave.Simply because my "guest" uses my mailing address that is sufficient to determine residency. The spouse of this"guest"has used my mailing address and now lives in Ohio!! According to the police,I could have another house "guest" any time certain criteria are met.
Why would anyone in their right mind extend their home to any one else with laws like this?What if your spouse invites his or her mother inlaw to stay a week and she uses Utahs laws and moves in permanently.I'll bet some legislators would overturn some laws real quick. I need something besides a renters handbook for reference.This "guest"is not only dishonest but a complete slob as well.(I missed the rest of work today out of concern for my property) How is this legal? Will Utah pay my bills if I have to play security gaurd at home?
I'm sorry to hear that this happened.Unfortunately, no, the state will not pay for you to install a security guard at your home, and I think you would know that if the whole ordeal weren't so upsetting. If this person causes any damage to your property, your recourse is to sue and get a judgment. But, if you really think that someone presents a risk of physical harm to you or your family members, you can get a restraining order, at which point she basically has to leave.There are ways that rights of a tenant can be conferred, which is what I said initially. Not every guest is automatically a tenant. The problem is, the police aren't allowed to make that decision. The law is very pro-tenant, so if they show up and she claims that she has a legal right to be there, it's a civil matter, and you have to go to court. Under the circumstances, it would probably benefit you to hire a local attorney to serve her with a notice to vacate (while noting that you do not acknowledge that she now has, or ever has had, any right to be there). If she doesn't leave, you can file suit to evict her after that.Good luck.
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