I employed a live-in nanny who lived in my guest unit, and her residency was part of her employment agreement. She was not a tenant, nor did she pay rent. It was considered part of her compensation of the employment. There is no written agmt between us. I had already intended to fire her due to behavior erratic and being unreliable. Then I searched her room and found pipes for smoking Meth during one of the many times she'd gone "awol." I advised her that she was not allowed back on the property but could have someone else come pack her things, which equate to the contents of a one-bedroom apt. i.e. bed, sofa, tables, TV, many personal belongings, kitchen items, paintings, etc.
I gave her a time limit. She said she could not find anyone to help because she didn't want to tell her family she was fired. Then she said her cousin would help. I gave her a time limit for him to contact me by. He has not. She is no longer returning my texts. I have contacted her cousin via text but have not heard back. I am aware of Tortious Interference
and do not intend to tell him the reasons she was fired, but simply that her things must be removed asap.
Failing that, what are my obligations to keep her things here? I have researched having them packed, moved and put into a storage locker, but it is VERY expensive, must be in my name (which means lying that the possessions
are mine, which I do not feel comfortable doing), or telling the truth and no facility will let me store someone else's things without their being there too. None of the above is anything I am in a position to do. I am single mom w 2 kids, one is special needs. I am in the middle of a divorce.
I need to know what reasonable steps I must take before I can call the Goodwill.