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    Default Evicting a Non-Paying Unwanted House Guest

    My question involves an eviction in the state of: Texas
    I bought a house (with a current mortgage) in 2005. I allowed my friend to move in with me when he lost his job 15 months ago in Nov. 09. He has never paid rent and there was no rent agreement. Nor was there any length of stay agreement. No money has exchanged hands for payment towards the home. He does owe me over $6,000 (after paying me $3,400 before he lost his job) and has only made 1 payment toward the loan.

    He owns his own home (in fact 2) but they do not have utilities so he can save money. He has continued to receive his mail at his primary residence. His license still reflects his primary residence.

    The environment is now unhealthy and we argue and do not get along. I told him to leave 5 days ago, and he refused. What are my rights? What are his rights? I want to do this the correct way because I do not want to get stuck with a law suit. He seems very vindictive at this point.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Evicting a Non-Paying Unwanted House Guest

    You are free to ask the local police if they'll remove him as a trespasser. I expect that with the length of his stay, they'll tell you to evict him, but you won't know until you ask. (If it needs to be said, you don't contact the police by 911 - this isn't an emergency.)

    If the police tell you they can't help, evict him.

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