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I recently bought a property with a tenant. I can’t get her to sign a rental agreement & didn’t have one with the previous owner. Can I evict her for being uncooperative?

Probably not.

A sitting tenant retains all their rights they had with the previous owner – the sale of the property doesn’t effect them even one little bit.

It appears that your tenant is now entitled to “month-to-month” possession, which generally means she can leave on short notice (60 days in most places). If there’s no written agreement, you can’t unilaterally impose a new requirement on her (e.g. “no pets”).

This would be a good time to see a real lawyer.