Portsmouth, VA asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia

Q: Person was evicted from my home but he has given all of his property to his girlfriend living with me. What can I do?

This man was just evicted from my home but he left all of his belongings with his girlfriend who still lives as my house. She states I can't get rid of it though because it now belongs to her. These belongings now take up 3 of my rooms and I can't take it anymore. Please help!

3 Lawyer Answers
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you're not able to resolve the issue with the girlfriend or former tenant, you may have to evict the girlfriend as well. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Unless the woman who was gifted the other person's belongings is paying rent for the rooms in which the items are located, she must be told to remove the additional items from the other rooms and move them into her room that she pays for or to pay more rent. She can't have it both ways.

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
Answered
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Get a lawyer, and get her evicted ... assuming she isn't within her leasehold rights.

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