Co-Tenant Problems

Question: I rent a house in Rhode Island and I let a friend stay for a little over a month. She steals and trashes the place. She's not on the lease and doesn't get mail there. How do I get her out legally?

Answer: If she is not on the lease agreement she is a tenant at will. That means you have to give her one month's notice to vacate and if she refuses you must file an eviction. If you try to throw her out, she may call the police and obtain a restraining order against you. Good luck.