Ogden, UT asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah

Q: Let a coworker stay with us for what was to be 2 months, now going into 6 rent free. Do I need anything to move him out

A coworker was in need, so I let him move into a room in my basement rent free (just help w/ utilities), there's nothing in writing. This was all verbal. We made an agreement to be moved out by March 1, '18. I'm not sure if he'll move out without a problem

1 Lawyer Answer
Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Assuming he won't voluntarily leave when you request him to, you can pursue an unlawful detainer action against him, which is an expedited process which leads to a court order for him to get out. If he doesn't comply with that, law enforcement will assist you in removing him and his possessions. I hope it doesn't come to that.

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