Jeffersonville, IN asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: My roommate’s sister (now irate) was staying at the apartment for free and now won’t leave?

She screams at us daily, exposes herself to Covid-19 by traveling and then comes back to the apartment, and throws things and refuses to clean after herself. (She also is often drunk or high?) She’s acting violent and we have to lock our bedroom doors at night. We asked her to leave by the end of the month, which she agreed to, but today she decided she isn’t leaving and is going to Florida for the weekend. She gets her mail sent here, and sent her sister $200 and, when it was sent back, screamed at her that it’ll ruin her chance of buying a house and sent it again. She’s been here more than a month. She’s now using that to say we can’t legally evict her. Help??

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Have either of you discussed it with the landlord. You or the landlord can also go to court to get an order to evict her. Your landlord may also want to change the locks on your appartment.

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