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Do I have the right to evict?
If the tenant actually moves in the other family members without getting specific permission from you, then yes, that is a lease violation and you can give them a notice of violation and a time to cure and then pursue a formal eviction if they don't cure the breach.
If it were me, I would respond stating that the lease is clear that there is an occupancy restriction without formal approval from you and moving in the other family members would be a lease violation that would be grounds for eviction.
Sometimes you have to draw a line for tenants reminding them that you are the owner and control the terms of the lease.
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