How do we kick out our roommate?
April 27, 2008 3:37 PM Subscribe
How do we kick out our deeply entrenched but antagonistically unpleasant housemate?
posted by mediocre to Human Relations (28 answers total)
I'll try to keep this short.. I live in a large house with a total of 6 people, none of whom are on any sort of lease or rental agreement. The house is owned by a woman in another state who takes our rent and nothing more. There have been many, many generations of roommates since the original agreement and none of those people live in the house now or have for years.
The roommate who has lived here the longest has on 4 separate occasions in the last 18 months given 30 days notice verbally, then rescinded it. This happened again this month, this time everyone else in the house wants to enforce it and remove her.
She is firmly rooted here however, and is the only person who ever talks with the owner of the home as rare as that is. She has made everyone here miserable and asserts that it is "her house" for no logical reason.
We intend to tell her that she can no longer live here, and the expected response is going to be a refusal to move. At that point, what is the best course of action?