I recently moved to austin, tx with my girlfriend, she has been in/out of 5 jobs in 3 years, so I have been supporting her on/off. She lives with me with no lease agreement and has being contributing to the rent for the past year, and gets her mail here. I have just found out she has been cheating over a year. And I want her out.
Her "rent" is paid until the end of the month. I understand that if she does not leave I have to formally evict her if this was a standard landlord/tenant situation, but its not really. This situation is boyfriend/girlfriend. What I want to do is simply move all her stuff outside, change the locks. What is the downside to this from a criminal and civil point of view?
I am worried that she is going to destroy property in the house, and my business is in the house with secure documents, servers, trade secrets. Etc. If I put her belongings on the lawn right now and change the locks. What legal recourse does she have, and secondly can she get the police to force their way into the house? I want her out of my life today, not in 3 weeks after she can do considerable damage.
I confronted her yesterday and my car was already vandalized in my drive way after she left the property, I can prove she did it, but seems likely she had it done.
It's my house, my business, we have no written agreement, I want her out.
I want to know:
1. If I put her stuff on the lawn and change the locks what can the police do?
2. What can she do civilly?