Is this true that we are obligated to give a person living with us a 30 day notice since she receives mail in our address? 6 Answers as of August 30, 2013

In December of last year, my wife determined that an acquaintance of hers had no home and was virtually living on the street. We then invited her to temporarily stay with us until she could secure her own place. After several discussions on the subject with our guest, we advised her today that she really needs to leave and get on with her life. We are leasing an apartment; her name is not on our lease. This person told me that we are legally obligated to give her 30 days notice in writing, since she is receiving mail at our address.

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William Bidwell, Attorney at Law | Bill Bidwell
Yes, give her 30 days notice. You have to pursue eviction procedures if she refuses to leave.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/30/2013
Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
She is entitled to 30 days written notice.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/30/2013
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
No, her receiving mail at your address does not make her into a tenant. She still is a guest. She is not paying nor required to pay rent so she is not a tenant.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/30/2013
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Not only that, but you may have to go court and file a formal eviction action.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 8/29/2013
Victor Varga | Victor Varga
If she is living there, she is considered a tenant. If she is not going to simply leave upon your verbal/informal request, then unfortunately you have to give her a 30 day written notice to vacate. You should consider demanding rent in the meantime if she's going to treat your friendship, kindness and hospitality in such a rude manner.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 8/29/2013
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