My name is John. I purchased a home about a year ago and since then have come across some medical difficulties and thought a room mate would be a good idea to help me with finances.
The room mate we have has lived here for about 7 months now and paid the first four month on time. About 2 months ago she started to slack off and would bring rent to me late and never in full. We did not have a written agreement in the beginning, just a verbal agreement (which now I realize was not intelligent on my part).
Now, she owes us about $165 from back rent and rent for the rest of July. Rent is $400 per month.
Last Friday she was paid and we told her to bring the rest of the rent to us immediately or she would have to leave. She left and never came back here until Sunday.
When she came back Sunday she left $50 on the kitchen counter and said in a written note that she didnt have the rest of the money and basically that I would have to get over it because I'm not the only person she owes money to.
Last night we had an argument, nothing too serious, and she decided to go to her sisters house and she took nothing with her.
I live in Georgia and my question here is what are the processes I need to take in order to get her out as quickly as possible?
I called the local Magistrate Court and was told I needed to write her a notice that in 48 hours I was going to file a Summons of Dispossession and that after that point she had 7 days to get her things. After that 7 days, anything that is left we are required to put in the street.
Do I also need to write an Eviction Notice to her first or is that all I need to do?