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I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. Are you asking the process to evict for non payment of rent?
You need to have the court order eviction. And how you obtain that will depend...is/was there an agreement for rent? I understand they have been there for some time...but was there ever an agreement for rent? Or was this always gratis?
As a "house guest" she is, technically, a "lodger". This is good...it is easier (generally speaking) to evict a lodger.
You do have to go through a process. Since she has lived there more than 1 year, you must give her notice, in writing, and at least 60 days to find a new place to live. Keep a copy of that notice.
After the 60 days have elapsed, if she still refuses to leave? You can contact law enforcement and request they assist in removing her. There is no requirement that you have a court order to evict once you have provided the 60 days notice.
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A signature is not required..if you gave notice in writing, and they have not left, you can contact law enforcement and request they assist.