Evicting an invited guest, but no lease for anyone?
I have been living on the property of a
friend's grandfather. The owner does
not reside there, but his grandson
does. He has no lease and does not
pay rent. I live in my own RV that sits
on the property, and do not use the
house. I was invited to stay here by
grandson and owner both while I
worked on an engine conversion. In 6
months, I have split all of the utility
bills with the grandson, I have the
phone bill at the property in my name,
and have performed renovations on
the house such as installing new
plumbing, ostensibly as payment or
reimbursement for being allowed to
stay. After a falling out between the
grandson and I, he wishes for me to
leave. I can't go until the engine's
done, and I feel that he should honor
his original commitment. Is there any
precedent for this? I have read the
Virginia code, and it says that a
landlord can evict a guest of a tennant
if he has committed conduct outside
of the language of the lease. With no
lease here for any of us, or landlord,
where do we stand?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Evicting an invited guest, but no lease for anyone?
You would need to compile a comprehensive chain of events timeline for an attorney to review to determine if you have any rights. 55-248.4 states that oral leases are contemplated by the VLT Act.