My daughter, her boyfriend, and 16 month baby live in a small coastal town in Oregon. Out of kindness they invited a homeless man and his wife to live with them just until they could get on their feet. My wife and I are very concerned about this situation. The homeless couple are quite a bit older than my daugher and her boyfriend. We would like to know what our daughter's rights are, what the landlord can do if she finds out, and what the homeless man and his wife can do under Oregon State law?
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): OregonWhat have you tried so far?: My wife went there and asked the man and his wife to leave but he would not budge. The sheriff was called but didn't do anything.
Do you know if the homeless couple are contributing anything? Such as groceries, paying some utility bills, some money for rent?
They provide their own food, clean the house, babysit but pay no rent.
If they provide any sort of service for the benefit of your daughter and boyfriend and the apartment, then they can be legally deemed implied tenants. Therefore, in order to get them out, your daughter and boyfriend must serve them with a notice to quit and then file an Unlawful Detainer proceeding (eviction lawsuit) in court if they do not leave voluntarily.The landlord can evict all of them (including your daughter and boyfriend) for having illegal sub-tenants and breaching the lease.
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