What can I do if a guest refuses to leave my house?
Question Details: I have owned my house for 24 years; mine is the only name on the mortgage, deed and title. I have a man who stayed here as a house guest; he was never considered a tenant nor ever had a lease with me. I told him that he had 30 days to pack up and leave my house for good but he refuses to leave. I have already signed an agreement of sale to sell my house. This man has said to me that I am not going to be able to have anyone come into the house. This man has commented to me on more than one occasion that once I happen to walk out of my house, he will have 4 of his friends, all ex-cons, destroy things inside the house and to baracade themselves inside on the day the new owners come to take possession. I have told this man that he doesn't have the right to not leave. I told him that I have to leave as well. However, he keeps saying to me that he is not leaving and has rights. This man believes that he can legally be a squatter. I am not abandoning my house; I am selling it. There are no rights to him to be a squatter. Is there anything that can be done to legally get him to leave or have him removed by the police? I tried to have him removed a few months ago when he was verbally fighting with me. However, the police told me that he had a pair of shoes here which shows that he has residence here. I kept saying that this man is not a resident or a tenant. The police wouldn't take him out of my house. I refuse to get eviction paperwork because this man was never a tenant. I don't want to give him any kind of paperwork thar may serve his plan of squatting. Can anyone help me?