My wife and I are the only tenants on a condo lease in Indiana. I allowed a co-worker to stay there without rent or payment of bills for approximately (3) months while they looked for other accomodations and because of their hard luck. I have now asked them to vacate and realized they are not moving out and they have told me I need to give them a formal (30) eviction notice or they will not vacate. They state they have received mail and therefore they are residents.
I have allowed several additional short extensions because they asked to stay a little longer while they arranged for an apartment of their own. This has happened on (2) separate occasions.
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Since they never were obligated to pay rent and stayed there by permission, they are not tenants, they are guests. As guests, once they no longer have permission to remain they are trespassers and can be thrown out by the sheriff. You can change the locks or move to have them removed in court as trespassers.
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Can I box up their possessions and put them in the garage without their permissions?Thanks,Robert
Yes but you must do it so that there is not a breach of the peace. They may try to sue you but while that is going on they will be out of your condo. The key is that they are guests and were not tenants either written or unwritten.
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