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If your girlfriend has never made any payments towards the mortgage or bills and you don’t have a written agreement allowing her to live there, then she doesn’t have any legal rights to stay if you (as the owner) want her to leave. Because of this, there is no set amount of notice that you must give her if you want her to leave.
Usually, it is a good idea to give the person reasonable notice that you would like them to leave so that they can find somewhere else to stay. In your case, you say that your girlfriend has begun to become verbally and physically abusive. It’s important you don’t put yourself in danger so may want her to leave quite quickly. You can give notice verbally or in writing.
Once any notice period has ended, you are within your rights to change the locks.
With no lease, your gf is deemed to be a month to month tenant. As such you can terminate the tenancy by giving written notice at least 30 days prior to the end of any month period. If she does not leave voluntarily, you will then need to give a 10-Day Notice to Quit...meaning she must within that period or vacate the premises. Then, if she still has not left, you must file a petition in small claims court for an eviction order. Once that is granted...which is a simple process...you can have the sheriff evict.
If she lives with you, she may be considered a tenant. In t hat case, legally, you will need to follow landlord/tenant law and get her removed. Normally this requires 30 days notice and then going through the eviction process. If she is just a guest, then you can order her to leave, if she refuses, you can call the police. I suggest you speak with a lawyer to figure out which one she is and which actions you can take.
For those who don't know... at least in my state.. If you move in, and even if you've never paid rent you cannot be evicted before 30 days after written notice..
originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: GeneralMayhem
Looks to me like an invited guest has just been uninvited