SHE'S NOT MY MOM, BUT WIFE AND I BOTH WANT HER OUT
Sometime in March, 2019 I came home to find my wife's mother moving into our house. We had somewhat of an idea she was unhappy living with her niece and even had her spend a night with us.
But to come home and have her three sons moving her in without a heads up! I said nothing as did my wife and figured it might work out.
Well, six months later and we're tired of her living with us. Her sons have not even asked her to spend a night or weekend with them. We find ourselves having to cook for her and making sure enough food is in the refrigerator in case she gets hungry. She pays us rent, but it is not enough.
A month ago we visited a senior living center which gave us an application for her to fill out. They advised they will help her find affordable housing. She has yet to do so despite asking her if she has filled it out.
We are now at a point of raising her rent. We are tired of cooking everyday for her, making sure she has the food she likes to eat and no longer feel we should be held responsible for her upkeep. We also realize her sons dropped her off simply to avoid the responsibility of having her live with any of them.
My husband , who retired in July 2018, took a seasonal job in April, 2019 but sustained a work related injury in late July, 2019 so he is not working though he does receive social security.
Plain and simple. We have a 5 bedroom house. Don't go half cocked, the house, built in 1928, is situated in a middle income neighborhood so it is not a lavish setting. Three of these bedrooms(one which she now occupies) we can rent via AirBnb at a substantial increase over and above the rent we charge her. We want her out, yet she refuses to accept this fact even though we have advised her of our intentions.
We strongly believe she enjoys us cooking for her, providing her with her own room downstairs where she only has to to do the stairs to take a shower and the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. She is 83. She is taking advantage of us. How can we get rid of her? And we mean this is in a good way.