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or landlord tenancy issues, the court will look to see if the individual resided at the residence.
For example, did they live their long term? Did they receive mail there? Were bills put in their name? Did they entertain there? Did they have another residence?
In the case of a roommate/live in relationship, that is not a guest- that is a "tenant" - that does not require a written lease, an oral agreement, or payment of rent. Rather, a long term occupant is deemed a tenant.
A tenant and a landlord both have certain obligations imposed by law.
The landlord would need to provide proper notice, and if the party fails to vacate, they would then need to legally evict; unfortunately self help eviction (lock out) is not permitted.
However, when a person is violent (or emotionally abusive) it is possible to get a protective order which typically includes a move out order when the parties live together; that avoids the eviction process; please see:
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