My question involves a roommate in the State of: PA
we had a verbal agreement with the landlord that if we could rent the apartment we would fix the place up(landlord paid for supplies, we did the work) and then move in. He agreed. We fixed the place up and moved in at the end of Feb. The lardlord gave us free rent till April for doing the work. We never had a written lease agreement to occupy the apartment. It was just a verbal agreement that if we could remodel the place that we would then move in.
Everything was going fine intill my roommate decided to move out at the end of July. He moved to NJ and rented an apartment(signed a lease) and took a job at a car dealership. We split the rent 50/50 ($450/2=$225). The last month that he paid rent was for the rental of the apartment in July.
He then moved out maybe like July 29th. On August 1st I went to the real estate office to pay rent. I paid the full amount of $450 and said that my roommate moved out, The lady that worked there said she already knew. I allowed him to keep the key for the apartment since I allowed him to leave some of his things there since he rented a furinshed place, I was good friends with him so I really didn't have a issue. It was a 2 bedroom place and it was only me. I did tell him/ask him to take his stuff if he needed it cause I didn't and he never took anything.
Well....this Monday(2 months later) when I came home he decided to move back in without asking. I bitched him out and said he needs to move out that I'm not cool with him moving back in. I paid the last 3 months rent in full(including October, so he is currently freeloading). I stopped at the real estate office twice this week and asked to speak to the landlord about the situation. He wasn't in both days and hasn't called me back. I did explain to his assitant whats was going on and how i'm not to happy with the situation.
We haven't said a word to each other since I told him he needs to leave on Monday. He went to NJ for the weekend to go to his gf's house. I have decided to print a letter up that says i'll give him till Wed, which is 10 days after I told him to move out to leave. If he doesn't i'm going to file a trespassing complaint. Can I legally do this. I know the biggest thing is that we don't have a signed lease agreement. Its just a horrible situation and I really don't even feel like staying at my own apartment. My biggest concern is that he is good friends with the landlord and somehow I might get screwed, I did check in the records office on Wed, and there is nothing on file of us living in that apartment.The only thing we got was a letter stating that we need to start paying rent. The only ulility we have to pay is the electric and the landlord has been doing that and its still under his name. I do though have a PO Box in my name for that address and I did get internet installed under my name for that address. What can I do to get him out of the apartment?