West Palm Beach, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: How can I get an unwanted guest out of my home? No longer feel safe based on comment made.

This person has stated how she use to stand over her ex with a kitchen knife, so to avoid issues with the police, I feel it's best for this person to leave. Their is a verbal contract sent through text, giving this person 6months,

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Jennifer Hanson Copus
Jennifer Hanson Copus
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Simply tell this person to leave. It may be helpful to give them notice in writing to vacate the premises within a certain amount of time. If this person does not honor the notice, you may contact law enforcement or you may file what is called an ejectment suit to remove the person from your home.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Before you call the police you should consider a glaring fact expressed by you in your question. If--as you say--"There is a verbal contract sent thought text, giving this person 6 months" then the person might have a legitimate basis for staying in the house for the entire 6 months.

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