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Old 04-24-2013, 03:51 PM
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I am not sure if this is the correct place to post, so I apologize in advance.

The situation is as follows...

My cousin and her husband and child, along with my husband, and our children decided we were going to split bills at a house that could accommodate all of us. This is in Virginia, and we have a verbal lease. The Landlord is my uncle's (my cousins dad) friend/boss.

I came up with the monies to move in... it was all of my money and was given to the landlord. He wrote a receipt with the cousins name on it. Didn't think anything of it due to the fact we were all excited about living under one roof as it would benefit everyone.

After moving all our belongings from the former residence to the new one, a falling out has happened between my husband and cousin. I don't know who to believe and at this point it doesn't matter.

Arguing for 2 days, being threatened to be kicked out, being told I had 15 days to leave... I don't know where I stand. I had to abide by certain stipulations in order to eliminate the arguing.

Some history... the cousin and her husband do not have employment. The cousin did do some side work with her dad (who works for the landlord) however I have not seen any money for repayment.

My husband and I have full time jobs, all utilities are in my name. I have solely paid for the deposit and first months rent. As I mentioned the receipt was written in to her, however I have several text messages stating I would be repaid. Her dad also saying if she didn't pay he would get it back.

During our arguing and after being told I had 15 days unless I agreed to things, I was wigging out. I have a 5 year old daughter and no money now after giving all of it to this current house, and no where to go in such short time.

What are my options as far as if they can evict me or kick me out?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:17 PM
Location: Richmond
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This link will provide you the legal answer. I do not believe they can kick you out but you should get all the money evidence in line as you may have to pursue repayment in small claims court.
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