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My mother let a friend move into her basement with no lease.

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My mother let a friend move into her basement with no lease. They have had a falling out and she has asked him to move out. He is refusing and she is now uncomfortable in her own home. She is going to serve him with a Notice to Quit (I hope this is the right form) but needs to know how much notice she needs to give him.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Colorado

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Just to confirm, there is no written agreement between them, correct?

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Thank you for the additional information. Without a written agreement, your mother can terminate the tenancy with 7 days written notice.

Then if he refuses to leave, she will need to file a forcible detainer in the county court, obtain an order of ejectment and place it with the sheriff for execution.

The sheriff will come and remove the tenant and his possessions.

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