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    Would you evict a lodger/tenant for any of these problems?

    Hi, would like everyone's opinions please on some general renting issues.


    - Constant slamming of entrance doors and fridge door (although not at night)

    - Getting small stains on the carpet, and generally not keeping room clean

    - Leaving hair clogging the bath/shower

    - Coming back late at night e.g. 1am or leaving early in the morning and not being very quiet

    - Using many electrical appliances (if bills included in rent)


    Are any of these deal breakers?

    #2
    Depends how sensitive you are - try getting a bald lodger next time - that will get rid of the hair issue.



    Freedom at the point of zero............

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      #3
      Bald all over?

      What roles does the OP have in the scenario being described? Lodger? Landlord? Interested observer?

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        #4
        Wondering if you're the LL or the T?

        If I was a lodger at my friend's house who has OCD I'd last about 12 hours before being handed my marching orders.
        "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

        What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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          #5
          Is landlord a trifle sensitive? What does tenancy/lodger agreement say on these points.

          Any fridge that can be slammed should be replaced.

          Who chose the tenant/lodger?

          Surely the point of having an appliance is to use it: next time insist on no more than 3 appliances.

          Cheers!
          I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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            #6
            I'm the landlord and I live here half the time.

            The fridge slamming makes me worry the fridge might break.. but perhaps I'm overworrying? The house kind of shakes ever so slightly whenever he slams something

            I just want to know if I'm being reasonable or if I'm concerning myself too much

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              #7
              Your house
              Your lodger
              Your issues with their behaviour

              You're not being forced to live with this person so if getting rid of them would ease your worry and make you happier then just do it.
              "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

              What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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                #8
                If it is your main/primary residence the person is prob a lodger. We need to know hy/where you live when not in this property to be certain.

                I take it you have no teenagers in your family.

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                  #9
                  The very fact that you went to the trouble of joining a forum to ask this question, suggests that is a deal-breaker for you.
                  Whether it is for anyone else is irrelevant.
                  Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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                    #10
                    Simples. If you are not happy with the lodger, give them reasonable notice and return the house to peaceful tranquillity.
                    We have to assume you have already discussed your list with the lodger and they have chosen to ignore your request. In which case, remove the problem (or your perception of the problem)
                    I may be a housing professional but my views, thoughts, opinions, advice, criticisms or otherwise on this board are mine and are not representative of my company, colleagues, managers. I am here as an independent human being who simply wants to learn new stuff, share ideas and interact with like minded people.

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                      #11
                      My girlfriend is a door slammer.

                      I think she doesn't really realise. She's not generally in a huff, it's just the way she closes doors. And I don't always mean she "throws" the door closed, even if she pushes it closed all the way it makes more noise than when I do it. She's simply a dufus with doors. If I could ask her to leave I might consider it, but she pays [almost] half the mortgage.

                      I've tried to explain it to her... I've said "I wonder if you're angry" and she looks at me, bemused, "no, of course not"... "so can you stop slamming the doors, then?" - "I'm not slamming the doors"... I'm probably as sensitive as sophie86.

                      Using many electrical appliances made me laugh. Simple... divvy up the bills on some kind of basis that makes sense instead of doing an all-inclusive.

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                        #12
                        My other half leaves crumbs in the butter, drives me mad. I have thought about ending it.
                        "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

                        What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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                          #13
                          The solution to that is to buy 2 tubs of butter. You'll get through them anyway, before they reach their use by date, so it doesn't really matter... hide yours behind something, put the other in plain view.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hippogriff View Post
                            The solution to that is to buy 2 tubs of butter. You'll get through them anyway, before they reach their use by date, so it doesn't really matter... hide yours behind something, put the other in plain view.
                            Good suggestion Griff but as you know, cooking is women's work and squarely delegated to her and I wouldn't want to encroach into her designated part of the house, the kitchen. This would involve me breaking a habit of a lifetime.
                            "I'm afraid I didn't do enough background checks apart from checking her identity on Facebook" - ANON

                            What I say is based on my own experience and research - Please don't take as gospel without first checking the gospel yourself.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Wannadonnadoodah View Post
                              My other half leaves crumbs in the butter, drives me mad. I have thought about ending it.
                              There was an item on the radio a week or so about how often people changed their sheets: (urrggghhhhhh!).

                              Someone said when the biscuits crumbs got too annoying....
                              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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