How do I kick a roommate out if I own and live in the home?
I own and live in a house where I have a roommate that I'm trying to kick out. How can I go about this the quickest and easiest way? He has no lease, pays on time, and has nothing that can tie him to the house (no bills come to this address, driver's license, nothing).
If there is no lease then this person will be considered to be a month-to-month tenant. Accordingly, you can give a notice for them to leave (typically 30 days but in NC in this situation it may as a little as 7 days prior to the end of the month of current tenancy). If your tenant fails to leave at the end of that time, you can file for an eviction action. If your tenant then fails to leave a sheriff will remove them, forcibly if necessary. Generally, from the time you file the eviction with the court until the tenant is removed takes about 30 days.
Whatever you do, don't try any" self-help" measures such as locking this tenant out. You could open yourself up to both civil and even criminal penalties if you do. For further information you can contact a real estate attorney in your area.