How to get my cheating Venezuelan boyfriend out of my apartment?

Long story short, I let my boyfriend who is Venezuelan with no paperwork stay in my apartment in Bogotá .

I found out some bad stuff and I want him to leave my apartment, he had never paid one peso for rent, his name isn’t on the lease he doesn’t have a passport and i want him gone. He signed a legal paper agreeing  to leave in June and he signed but ripped up the paper and refused to leave. I don’t know much about Colombian law, but how can I get him out of my apartment?

Home me literally doesn’t help out at all and doesn’t want to stop cheating, but I don’t know how to get him out. In the US I’d have to get him legally evicted, except him being illegal would make it easier in the US.  But in Bogotá I have no clue how to go about this process, but I can’t keep living like this.

Again he’s a Venezuelan with just an expired cedula (no passport) never paid rent or help in any capacity, name isn’t on the lease.

You could first talk to your landlord, explain the situation and take his/her suggestions into account.  And this page may at least give you a start:

https://www.legalapp.gov.co/temadejusti … n_de_hecho

Each of the four tabs that you click on - ¿Que Hacer? , ¿Dónde Acudir? , Alternativas , Tenga en cuenta...  has steps outlined in a nutshell as to what you can and can't do, and how to get the legal process started.

As well just do an internet search for
colombia como quitar ocupante ilegal
...and you will get many helpful links as well as become familiar with the Colombian Spanish terminology used for your situation - from both sides:  How as a tenant to retain your rights and not get thrown out, and how as a landlord to protect your rights and evict non-paying tenants.

Unfortunately Colombia does give in my opinion too much protection to squatters.

joselowe :

I let my boyfriend who is Venezuelan with no paperwork stay in my apartment in Bogotá....

I don’t know how to get him out. In the US I’d have to get him legally evicted, except him being illegal would make it easier in the US.  But in Bogotá I have no clue how to go about this process, but I can’t keep living like this.

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See an attorney who deals with landlord-tenant issues and knows the procedures available to you.

The police may also have an idea of how to deal with the alleged trespasser/freeloader.

cccmedia

I thought this kinda thing only happened to us old single male gringos
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Hope you have learned your lesson about Latin males..

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Have you solved the problem yet, or is he still there? Does he ever leave the apartment to run “errands”? How about changing the lock when he leaves. Or talking to the landlord as was suggested and basically telling the landlord you are not willing to pay rent with a squatter in your apartment  for fear of your safety.  Maybe the police can help (you may have to pay them). I’m sure they can get this guy out of there. I hope this helps. Lesson learned and just be picky from now on. There are a lot of good Colombian men, but like I said, just be picky from now on. Good luck.

First thing I would do is go out and find a new apartment to rent. Not too close to your current one as you may run into him on the street and he might just follow you back to the new one. Send him out to run some errands that would keep him out for a few hours. Be prepared in advance to pack and move in a hurry. Hire some help or ask some friends if needed to do it in time before he gets back home. If you have a trustworthy friend to help you pack for the move and you  think you may run out of time before he comes home, go outside casually and wait If he arrives before they are done, take him to lunch and tell your friend to tex you when it is all done. Then go to a grocery store and ask him to go find a few items for you. When he does and is out of sight, make a fast exit from the store and grab a cab. There is always cabs outside of stores.  He will search the store for you and never think that you left and took a cab. Call the landlord and let him know you no longer live there and will not pay any more rent. When he comes back and sees that your stuff is gone, he will get the picture and never know where you went. Let the landlord throw him out on the street. He will  know how to do it because he will want to rent it out again. I hope this may help you.

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