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  • seagall1960
    started a topic Permitted Occupier

    Permitted Occupier

    Thankyou for reading my post I hope someone is able to assist. I live in a council flat, I moved here 5 months ago. When I applied for the flat my husband and I were estranged and I applied for it in my own right only - by the time I took possession of the flat we had reconciled, the council would not allow him to be a joint tenant due to the fact that we had only just reconciled and they made him a permitted occupier. Sadly despite my best efforts our reconciliation is not working and I am desperately unhappy. I would like us to go our separate ways and start afresh. I think however he will not be willing to move out amicably. What are my rights here? His rights? Can he refuse to leave? It is I alone who have paid all the rent and bills for the home.

  • jpkeates
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    It's nothing to do with the council or shelter.
    He's living there because you allowed him to.
    Now you've changed your mind, he has to leave - it's your home.

    I appreciate that the reality is more complicated than that, but that's the legal position.
    Sounds like the council were right!

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  • theartfullodger
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    As Andrew says. Then change locks. Police if he does anything silly.

    Better luck with next partner!

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  • AndrewDod
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    Sounds as if he is your lodger. Presuming that is the case you can give him reasonable notice (like a month) and then lock him out.

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  • Hillsy101
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    Aha. You do have to love councils, they're so helpful aren't they...
    Pretty sure you'll get some very good advice here, the contributors have helped me immensely.

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  • seagall1960
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    thank you for your reply, yes I have I was told to take independent legal advice. I tried calling Shelter but their lines were engaged all day, I shall try again tomorrow, I posted here on the off chance that someone could give me advice as there appears to be a lot of good knowledge on these boards.

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  • Hillsy101
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    Have you been in touch with the council? It sounds like they made his status 'permitted occupier' in case of this very situation.

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