Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: A person is refusing to leave my house no lease entry was gained illegally no utilities on in house what can I do

She says because she's received mail there that she has to be evicted but when I asked her to leave she threatened to trash my house which I have documented

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Alexander Florian Steciuch

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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Receiving mail is merely a sign that a person is living at the home. It is not dispositive of residency. If the person is not a guest, a holdover tenant or a resident, they are trespassing and you should contact the police. If the police will not get involved, you will have to evict her.

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