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Hello there -
Yes, your friend can begin formal eviction proceedings. He needs to give the son and the girlfriend a 3 day Notice to Quit for non payment of rent. If neither of them comes up with rent money at the end of the three days, your friend can then go to the court house clerk's office and ask for the paperwork for evicting a boarder or a tenant. They will assist him in completing the forms and they will send notice of a hearing at the court (usually within a week or two) and then the court will set a firm date that they must leave the house. If they have not left by that date, your friend then can call the local Sheriff's department and have them both removed because the court order permits it.
However, if your friend does not want to do this himself, he might be better off if he can afford to have a local landlord and tenant attorney handle the eviction on his behalf and that way your friend may have some protection from being harassed during the process if there is an attorney involved. He can find such an attorney by contacting either the local county bar association or the clerks office at the local civil court in his county.
I hope that helps.
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