If an adult child who is an addict?

wants to move in with her 70 year old father and she agrees to pay 125.00 a week and not do drugs or drink or steal, or bring in guests can he throw her out immediately if she fails to live up to the agreement she signed? We live in Michigan.

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  • 2 years ago

    I know how hopeful one can be to give an addict a chance, after a million failed chances. Addicts are very selfish people and they will sell their soul in a heap of lies to get what they want, just to turn around and ruin other people's lives as they ruin their own.

    As a parent or anyone else for that matter, one is doing the addict a grave injustice to believe them and put their own emotional and financial security in jeopardy. Sorry to say.

    Send the adult child to rehab. Even if they must go on welfare first in order to qualify if they do not have insurance.

    Once someone uses your address as their residence, there are laws to protect them from being unjustly evicted. Let's say she pays the rent on time but begins to use drugs or drink, have seedy characters drop off drugs or collect money from her on the property...then what? I am not quite sure she can be evicted if she pays rent. I am not too certain a personal agreement can come into play with housing laws. I would find that out immediately, BEFORE she moves in. If it is permissible, then have her sign a lease agreement with your rules clearly defined and the consequences of broken rules clearly written in plain English.

    In the meanwhile, it is wise to get a safe and LOCK UP all valuables because an addict is selfish and does not care about your things, they just care about getting high again. If valuables are stolen, then it is the fault of the homeowner because they already know the behavior of an addict.

    I know an alcoholic who sneaked into the liquor cabinet while a guest at someone's house. She opened a $250. bottle of champagne, just to guzzle what she could before getting caught and left the 3/4 full bottle behind a piece of furniture to be found a week later. That is pure selfishness and lack of self respect or respect for others.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    no, sorry

  • 2 years ago

    No. She has tenant rights. A smart person would never rent to any high risk person like that. Doesn't the word "addict" suggest a problem to you? It should, to any reasonable person. However, there are ways to get the addict out sooner than waiting on an eviction. Have the addict busted for drugs, get a restraining order against her, for fear of your life, and file for eviction at the same time. Hire a lawyer to do it sooner than later.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Landlord & Tenant law experience.
  • R P
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Once the adult child establishes residency, the parent has to follow the landlord/tenant laws in order to evict the child. A tenant cannot sign away his rights in a lease or rental agreement.

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  • 2 years ago

    Does dad own the house, or does he rent. Huge difference.

  • 2 years ago

    No, LL/tenant law still applies.

  • 2 years ago

    From a landlord-tenant standpoint, 7 day notice is required since rent is paid weekly. From a father-son standpoint, immediate foot in the @ss seems appropriate. And damages in any court would be minimal at best.

  • k w
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    if he pays, he then becomes a renter.......tuff call ......sounds like a plot for a bad movie, where stuff goes wrong.....

    sounds like she/he made some bad decisions already......I dunno.....

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Sure, and he should.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yes, if you violate any terms of a signed agreement, your parent has the right to remove you from his home. You are an adult not a child so you have no ground to stand on.

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