Cleveland, OH asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: I am the homeowner with a roommate with no lease. Can I kick out their rude significant other?

The roommate doesn’t even pay half of the mortgage/utilities, so having an additional person living at the house for 3-5 days out of the week sometime is annoying. They also never signed a lease. On top of it, the S.O. is loud and rude. Can I tell my roommate their significant other is no longer welcome, legally? Any loopholes? I already told them that I don’t want the S.O. there and they just told me I don’t have the authority to say that. It’s just crazy to me that’s it’s my house, yet I can’t tell someone who isn’t paying rent to get out.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You can tell roommate to get the SO out. But if that doesn't work, you must go through the eviction process to do it legally and avoid being sued for unlawful eviction. Check your local court web site for the eviction process or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to assist you in evicting both of them.

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