I own a motel/hotel/or etc. A guest refuses to leave, or has not paid. He says he is a tenant and has rights, and that I have to evict him. Is that true.

Maybe.

Usually transient lodging guests do not have to be evicted through a court process. The owner can simply kick them out.

However, under some circumstances the transient lodging guest may be considered a tenant. For more see our page about transient lodging or contact us.