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    I have told him that, although I DIDN'T want to have to rake through his personal belongings, I felt we had no alternative but to pack his stuff up and store it (Albeit - he has taken MOST of his stuff anyway and for the rent that he owes he could probably now buy new!! ). We left it that WHEN he had paid his rent, and we were more than fare by allowing him to pay a small amount each week, THEN he could collect his stuff, which he agreed to. I said that as SOON as he defaulted on payment I would then take legal advice..which he said there would be no need to do. ((shrug))

    As you know, no money was forthcoming and I texted him telling him that I have no alternative but to go to CAB and small claims court if necessary.

    I'm ringing CAB this morning...but having read how the law stands on this forum...I'm not holding my breathe. It seems that a lodger has all the rights and a landlord none.


      Lodger owes 5 weeks' rent? There is no need to let that happen again.

      Simply remember that lodgers are there at your invitation. If they forget whose home it is or pay late (one or two days at most) the invitation is over. Suggest that you have as short a notice period as possible - one week.


        Currently advertising for new lodger.

        Could you please tell me HOW best to cover ourselves this time ie legality/ contract/rent book etc.


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