Real Estate Law

Have Real Estate Law Questions? Ask a Real Estate Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Real Estate Law

My 33 year old daughter came to visit 3 1/2 years ago and she

Customer Question
is still living with me...
My 33 year old daughter came to visit 3 1/2 years ago and she is still living with me and my husband. Normally this would be great but my daughter is an alcoholic. Over the course 3+ years we have seen her through rehab, counseling, sobriety court and jail. It doesn't seem that my home is the best place for my daughter. She has not gotten better but worse.
From our local police I was informed that I have to legally evict my daughter and that we just cannot ask her to leave. What do I need to do? I live in the state of Michigan and the county of Oakland. My husband and I are both retired and on limited income. Any help will be appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
7/20/2015
Real Estate Lawyer: Richard, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Richard
Richard, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 56,010
Experience: 32 years of experience as lawyer in Texas. I'm also a Real Estate developer.
Verified
Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping! Unfortunately, if she will not leave voluntarily, you do need to go through the legal process to avoid being accused of an illegal eviction. When there is no lease, the occupant is considered an “at will” tenant and treated legally as a month to month tenant. As such, you can terminate this tenancy by giving written notice of at least 30 days. If she does not leave voluntarily, under Michigan law, you will then need to give a 7-Day Notice to Quit...meaning she must vacate the premises within that period or face formal eviction. Then, if she still has not left, you will have to file a petition for an eviction order. Once that is granted...you can have the sheriff evict. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to move her stuff out, change the locks, or take any other means of "self-help" eviction prior to obtaining the eviction order. In the interim, if she poses any threat to your person or property, you can get a restraining order to get her out of the house immediately while the eviction process runs its course. This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you could just force her out immediately, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you. ………..I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Richard, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
I just wanted to let you know that I will be away at a meeting for the next hour or so. Should you have a further follow up, I will address it immediately upon my return. Thank you in advance for your patience. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Richard, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Hi there. Just wanted to let you know I've returned. Thank you so much for allowing me to help you with your questions. I have done my best to provide information which fully addresses your question. If you have any follow up questions, please ask! If I have fully answered your question(s) to your satisfaction, I would appreciate you rating my service as OK, Good or Excellent (hopefully Good or Excellent). I thank you in advance for taking the time to provide me a positive rating!
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Ask Richard Your Own Question
Richard
Richard
Richard, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 56,010
56,010 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 32 years of experience as lawyer in Texas. I'm also a Real Estate developer.

Richard is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,126 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,785 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

7,559 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,207 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,925 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
How to stop eviction no notice.was told yesterday to be out
How to stop eviction no notice.was told yesterday to be out by noon today … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
If name on lease. And I get a roommate how do I evict that
If my name is ***** ***** on lease. And I get a roommate how do I evict that person if they don't work out? … read more
Roy Hadavi
Roy Hadavi
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
980 satisfied customers
I am evicting a month-to-month tenant and he has refused to
Hi, I am evicting a month-to-month tenant and he has refused to come out of his trailer to take service from me. I already have sent a certified letter that will come Monday. What do I need to do - ge… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
We are currently in the process of evicting our tenants
We are currently in the process of evicting our tenants through court proceedings. We'd like to take pictures of the interior & exterior of the residence as we believe they will trash the place on pur… read more
DrakeLAW
DrakeLAW
Juris Doctorate
973 satisfied customers
I have a question about 30 day eviction notice from owner in
Good morning, I have a question about 30 day eviction notice from owner in a two family dwelling … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
We are attempting to evict our tenants for the past 5-6
We are attempting to evict our tenants for the past 5-6 months we have been serving a demand and eviction notice but give them ample time to pay. 30 days basically. … read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
268 satisfied customers
Can an eviction be removed from credit report? Missouri.
can an eviction be removed from credit report? JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin? Customer: Missouri. 2012 JA: Has any paperwork been filed? Customer: Yes, and the monies owed wa… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
My company had a month to month tenancy with no lease for 18
My company had a month to month tenancy with no lease for 18 years. The company could no longer pay the rent. I received an email from the landlord to vacate in a week. Subsequently, the landlord sued… read more
KJL LAW
KJL LAW
Juris Doctorate
1,756 satisfied customers
Regarding eviction, are commercial tenants handled
regarding eviction, are commercial tenants handled differently … read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,182 satisfied customers
I was on a month to month lease, I was given a 60 day notice
I was on a month to month lease, I was given a 60 day notice to vacate which ends this saturday but have not found a place to move due to wanted to buy and was not ready when served this notice. When … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,317 satisfied customers
I have tenants in a month to month lease situation (in new
Second opinion] I have tenants in a month to month lease situation (in new hampshire) and have provided them a new list of rules and regulations to sign, the deadline to return them is tomorrow, at wh… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
I have tenants in a month to month lease situation (in new
I have tenants in a month to month lease situation (in new hampshire) and have provided them a new list of rules and regulations to sign, the deadline to return them is tomorrow, at which point I woul… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I have an eviction problem. Florida. I handed him eviction
I handed him eviction letter on Sat, Dec. 2nd after he informed me he called an spoke with a Deputy Hillman either on Friday, Dec 1st or Sat Dec 2nd. Having said that, He did surrender his key to the property prior to that on Thurs, Nov 30th … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
What is the proper action to follow to evict someone from a
what is the proper action to follow to evict someone from a property … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
At. my landlord has terminated my rental month to month
Hello, my name is***** at***@******.***. my landlord has terminated my rental month to month agreement and I have been given a 60 day notice to move. However I cannot find a place to move to and have … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
I am a homeowner w a verbal month to month someone renting a
I am a homeowner w a verbal month to month someone renting a room from me. What do I do to evict her. I sent an email requesting she leave in 30 days … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,925 satisfied customers
I have given tenants a 30 day eviction on a month to month
Good morning, I have given tenants a 30 day eviction on a month to month agreement and gave them until November 11, 2017, they want to move out and do the walk thru inspection and provide keys on the … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers
What is a no cause eviction? If I am in a month to month
What is a no cause eviction? If I am in a month to month that and the landlord decides not to rent to me because she wants to Renovote and increase her rental income can. She do that and what are my r… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,100 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x