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Is mother in law listed as a co-tenant or is she just listed as an occupant on your lease?
Are you the only tenant listed on the lease?
Unfortunately if she is a co tenant on the lease, then you can't evict her and she can't evict you. You both have exactly equal rights to use and possession of the property. If she was just an occupant, then you could evict her because technically you would be her landlord.
So your recourse here is to try to get the landlord to give her a notice to terminate her tenancy if she is violating the terms of the lease and then evict only her.
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