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How do I get a squatter out of my house?

by Sue
(Daytona beach)

My son let someone stay at his house over night for going lawn work for him and now he won't leave. I own n pay mortgage for house and tried to have police remove him but they did not because he said my son said he could stay. My son is afraid to go to the house. I don't know what to do. I am afraid of him and what he may be doing to the house. I don't know how to make him leave. Please help.

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Eviction or Ejectment
by: Staff FALDP

Sue,
If the police won't help you, you could either have him evicted or ejected. Both are similar court processes; the primary difference is that in ejectment the person in possession of the property was never a tenant and has generally never paid rent. Often ejectment proceedings are used when a family member is occupying and won't leave. However, it seems to me that the police could trespass the person from your property, and be done with it.

The clerk of court in Volusia County has forms and rules for eviction on their site.

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