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Have you given this person any written notice to vacate?
Do they pay you any rent?
If so, are they late or do they owe you anything now?
Ok, from a purely legal perspective, when you let this person move in, you became a landlord and they became your tenant under an oral month to month tenancy agreement. This is true even if there is no rent paid and no lease signed.
So you have to terminate her tenancy with a 30 day written notice to vacate, and then evict her through the courts in a "forcible detainer" (eviction) action if she won't voluntarily vacate.
Once the 30 day notice expires, you can file the forcible complaint (clerks will have the summons and complaint forms) at the local District court and then get a judgment and a writ of possession that the sheriff will execute to force her to leave. After the notice expires, you are looking at 3-4 weeks after that before you could have the sheriff put her out..
As an aside, in addition to being a KY attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
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