I want my boyfriend to move out of my house but he refuses to leave, what are my legal rights?
My boyfriend has been living in my house for the past 8 years. Recently I found out he has been cheating on me. I want him to leave my house but he refuses to leave. My name only is on the loan and he has not paid any bills for the past 6 months or longer. What can I do to get him out of my house?
If he was paying rent, even if he has now stopped, he will most likely be considered a "tenant". If not he will be considered to be a "licensee"; that is someone who entered and remained on the premises with permission.
In either event, now that such permission has been revoked the lawful way to remove him from the premises is to serve him with a notice to vacate (typically 30 days). If he fails to leave at the end of that time you will have to go through the requisite procedures for eviction in your state. At this stage the police will be most probably refuse to get involved. Once the court enters an order for him to vacate the property it will be enforced by the sheriff, using physical force if necessary.
What you need to do now is to speak with an attorney in your area. They will advise you on the correct procedures for all of this. If you fail to comply with these procedures you could find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit for unlawful eviction. So do not use any "self-help" such as changing the locks, etc.