Hi there, I will get straight to it:
-Bring in lodger over a year ago
-Not made a tenant in writing as letting agencies closed due to covid and they said they’d be gone in 3 months
-Been here over a year and told them last summer that I want them to find somewhere else to live (politely) and that I no longer wish to rent and I have a parent moving in (the truth).
-I am told they can’t because of work training, busy, it doesn’t suit their schedule etc.
-They said they “dont mind” living with my parent.
-This wont work as their pet will not get on with my parent’s pet, and they are messy which I take a blind eye to as I am afraid of conflict and they threatend once to “make a big deal” out of a cleaning dispute I brought up.
-They ask me to reduce their rent by a very sizable amount and I do so, to “help them save”
-Read up on advice and speak to citizens advice who say they have no legal grounds to stand on
-Right formal eviction notice
-They “reject” it and advise me not to write them one or they will take legal action
-said they could “stay 6 months if they wanted to be a bleep about it”.
-Said it will damage their credit score if they are formally evicted and they “won’t accept that.”
- I am a livein landlord
-They have no contract/never had a contract
-they pay monthly
-They are what is known as an excluded lodger (so my research says)
-I do not need a court order to evict them after the notice period and can change the locks
What I am unclear on:
-They said I need four months notice due to covid (I can’t find evidence)
-They say they can legally stay longer and drag out a legal dispute
-They say I should just keep quiet and maybe they will move out in the period I want to give them, but they hold “no promises”.
What are my legal standings here on this matter, and has anyone had similar?
I really want this person out, from when they first moved in I was told I was “privileged” they lived there, and they could of chosen anywhere else, and had pop psychology used on me several times as they studied it once and feel they are obliged to dish out unwarranted advice. I have had my living room and furniture moved several times, pet excrement not picked up and they use more cupboards than myself and started using my fridge/freezer despite having their own of the same size.
Everytime I have tried to bring things up, they get extremely defensive, argumentative and manipulative and I cannot deal with it. I am really being made a mockery of here, and I need them out to resume a normal life, I do not feel comfortable in my own home with such an over-bearing and in-your-face person. During covid alone they brought home friends, different partners and family members, which were apparently in my bubble because they were in their bubble too? Yet threatened me with not paying rent if I brought over within the legal amount of people, during the reduced restrictions, if they caught covid.