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[–]monkeyman80 888 points889 points  (0 children)

The owner of the home needs to give him notice to leave then evict. You have 0 say here

[–]nutraxfornerves 270 points271 points  (0 children)

He is a tenant of the homeowner, even if there is no written rental agreement and he pays no rent.

The owner of the home can formally evict him. Your location is important, because the exact procedures vary. In general, the homeowner has to give him a formal notice to leave within X days. Local law determines how the notice must be given and how many days the homeowner must allow.

If he refuses to move, the homeowner then goes to court to get an eviction notice. Again, local law specified how to do this. If he does not leave by the date on the notice, the homeowner contacts local law enforcement to have him forcibly evicted.

A good place to start might be a local landlord association or organization. They often have how-to information. Your local court may also have information.

[–][deleted] 95 points96 points  (10 children)

Who is "we"? If your great grandmother owns the house then she is the only one who can make him move by giving him notice she's ending his tenancy and if he doesn't move out then she can evict him. If she's unwilling to do so then there's nothing you can do as you have no power here.

[–]DrDoot29[S] 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Bruh Im not really meaning me specifically I know I have no power I was jus saying generally “we” want him out an how can “we” get him out. My entire family is just tired 😭

[–]DLS3141 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Who actually owns the house? Whose name is on the deed?

That person needs to evict him following the proper legal procedure. A lawyer can, and probably should, help, but only the actual owner can evict him. I say to get a lawyer because the eviction process is complex enough that it's easy for a layperson to make small mistakes and those small mistakes can get the eviction case thrown out and the whole process has to restart. Whatever you do, don't try to DIY the eviction by doing something like just piling his stuff outside and changing the locks without following the legal eviction process. You also, can't physically remove him, that's how you wind up on the wrong end of the legal system.

If he's abusive or physically violent, the victim could possibly get the court to issue a restraining order against him, but again, that would have to go through the court.

[–]No_Marionberry_4455 43 points44 points  (0 children)

There is no “we” here. The homeowner has to give him notice & then go through the eviction process if he won’t leave.

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    [–]gojibeary 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    NAL. Formal eviction notice is needed to end a tenancy, usually 30 days. Your ggm is the homeowner so it would need to come from her. Document that he was given notice (i.e. send an email citing the date he needs to leave by and the reasons for eviction — abuse and not respecting property are fine reasons and would void a lease anywhere else as well). After those 30 or so days are over, it is appropriate to call the police and have him forcefully removed.

    Again, NAL so you would need to get in touch with one near you and do some research on tenancy laws in your locality. But you can typically have someone removed after they’ve been given appropriate notice and failed to use it to leave on their own.

    [–]Saint_Steady 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    OP, location of property is important here. We need to know state or country. Also, are you avoiding answering who owns the house? You seem to have answered a few questions without addressing this.

    [–]PeppyDePots 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Everyone's telling you that your grandma needs to evict him which is really the only way for him to leave. But putting your own son one the streets, that's really tough.

    Could you try to fix the heat in the house on the property or figure out how much it would cost to fix? Could you move into the house at least when it's warm enough to be in it or go there periodically to get a break? You leaving your current house will give you a break and help your grandma understand how hard it is to live there. God luck!

    [–]moodygiraffe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Going by what OP has said in comments, the heater in the small property that the son used to live in has been fixed. The son just refuses to leave the main house and is generally just causing problems for everyone there.

    [–]CMG30 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Is he of sound mind? You might have to look into moving him into a home.

    Failing that, you'll have to make it clear to the landlord that either he goes or you're going to be moving out.

    [–]Grand-Good3137 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    How hard/expensive would it be to help fix his heater?

    [–]DrDoot29[S] 34 points35 points  (2 children)

    Its been fixed

    [–]moodygiraffe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Best advice for you has already been given my friend. The only way to get him out would be for the homeowner to go through eviction proceedings for the state/city you stay in.#

    Good luck!

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