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Legal question on house renting

We have rented out my in laws house.He hasnt paid the rent yet this month.He never signed a lease.Do we still have to give a 30 day notice?I mean then that would mean he can live there rent free for 2 months! Rent is way due and due again in less then 2 weeks and its going up then.He knows this.Can we tell him to be out by the first?Thanks.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Legally (in Indiana) I don't know about anywhere else, you have to give a 30 day notice. Anything else, the renter can go to court and keep prolonging getting put out. There are however ways around this. Type up a letter and tell him that he has until the 1st to get out. Make it sound professional. Make a copy of it for yourself. Go file for a court date to put him out legally. After the initial courtdate, he will have to pay back everything he owes you for rent! Thats what my husband and I did. Our renters didn't have a lease either.

    Answer by Katrina3016 at 11:47 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

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    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 12:52 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Legally, in TX after so many days you give them a 3 day vacate letter. My experience after the letter is sent. I get the rent right away.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

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