This is a multifaceted question, so am hopefully opening it to all lawyers:I have a housemate with whom I was starting a partnership, growing plants. He moved in with that understanding, and is an experienced plant grower (I am not). When he moved in we only had a verbal agreement, although a lot of details are on emails) but he never did sign a lease (we didn't give him one to sign). My dad owns the house and I am living there, virtually rent-free, while trying to get a source of steady income. (been living there several years).Housemate started taking my food without my permission, and hoarding it in his room, and also became very disrespectful of me, constantly arguing with me and ignoring my attempts at communication. (I am 44 y.o female with mild head injury and PTSD, so am timid about confrontation, he is 24 y.o. male who informed me that he has anger issues, after he moved in). I sent him an email saying I was not ok with the situation and it should probably end because we were both unhappy. He responded, saying he didn't want to give up on it.Another week went by and I discovered he had stopped caring for the plants (I had been putting all of the capital into them). I left him a long note, explaining the situation, telling him he needed to leave, and he ignored it--that is, he made no response and left it on the counter where I had left it for him. 3 days later, I called a friend over to mediate, as I was pretty upset and wanted someone to help keep us focused on solving the problem. My friend tried to talk with housemate, but housemate refused to talk to him or listen to him. I do not know what happened to start it, but they got into a scuffle. No one was seriously hurt, but housemate ran off and called the police from neighbors house. No one was arrested, and everyone went to their seperate corners. My housemate has made it clear that he has no intention of leaving until the end of 30 days, which he claims is his right.My understanding is that my dad can start eviction proceedings 3 days after this guy failed to pay rent -- rent was due on the 30th.Yesterday, I received an email from this guy, saying he "feels his life is being threatened" and that he would interpret any form of communication as harassment at this point. This note came after I requested that he return my computer, which I had allowed him to borrow for the time he has been here. Where do we stand? Can he get a restraining order and have me removed from my residence because he says he feels like his life is in danger? This guy has stolen food (even after I told him not to), refuses to return my computer and is not paying rent...but I am worried I am going to somehow get in trouble. I am asking this at the same time that I am contacting my dad and informing him about what is going on...he was aware of the tenant, but I believe technically I am subletting, correct?
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