Indianapolis, IN asked in Contracts, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: My abuser is living at my apartment and won't leave. He isn't on the lease so how can I get him out of there?

This is a domestic violence situation. My landlord wants to evict me because of the situation.

2 Lawyer Answers

Bruce Alexander Minnick

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Wait until he goes out for something he needs and then change the locks.

Alexander Florian Steciuch

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

A: File a police report for domestic abuse. Indiana law provides protections for abuse victims and protections from landlord retaliation in situations like this. File a police report, obtain a protective order and go from there. Look for free legal services if you cannot afford your own legal representation.

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