Q: Hi, I moved in with a close friend like 5 months ago to rent out a room in her house. No verbal agreement was signed, be
sides that i would pay half. now shes trying to "evict" me. What do i do ????
A: This is something a Rhode Island landlord-tenant attorney should advise on. But your post remains open for four weeks. The other categories aren't really relevant. But as a practical matter at this point, if the dynamic in such close confines is uncomfortable, whatever the state of affairs with evictions is in the jurisdiction, the money spent on a legal battle might be better spent on new housing, as difficult as that is with the pandemic. You could contact Rhode Island L-T attorneys and seek their input. Good luck
A: She will likely have to file a formal eviction petition with the court if you cannot come to a resolution together. This will create a public record that may make it difficult for you to attain housing in the future. Out of respect for your (former) close friendship, and your interest in being able to avoid having a public record, of eviction, I strongly encourage you to find a way to manage this transition without escalation, if possible.
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