Q: verbal agreement for renting half of house, renters using my papergoods, food, not replacing, they started staying next
door, their inflated mattress got a hole in it. was coming in and out of house at will until i discovered dishes missing, at which time I kept door locked until i was home, have not denied them access except when i am not home, or at night when i am asleep, only did so to keep any more of my belongings from being taken out if my home. can i terminate rental agreement and legally keep them from entering my home? oh and they only paid for one month, no lease agreement, verbally agreed to pay electric bill, dish bill, but so far only paid a portion of one and all of the other one. the dish was cut off as a result then turned back on.
A: I am not sure if you even have a lease agreement at all. But yes, you can terminate the lease. It sounds like all that you nee to do is post a notice on the door advising that the lease is terminated as your fact pattern states they live next door. I am really not sure if the factual description makes full sense to me but, short answer is that yes you can terminate for either non payment of rent or terminate based upon a month to month rental.
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