Flatmate withholding rent - legalities?

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    #16
    What does your agreement with flatmate say happens if rent is not paid & what does it say about notice from you to him and/or from him to you.

    Regarding the leaking roof (sorry, 'orrible mess...) have you written (yes, WRITTEN! - kept copy) to your landlord about the matter?? See..
    http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_ad...n_private_lets
    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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      #17
      jpkeates,

      I have an agreement that's really basic and it does not state anything about not entering certain rooms. It's also based on a 6 month term which now up by over a year and a new agreement has not been signed.

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        #18
        Two related threads have been merged.
        I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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          #19
          The agreement expired months ago and new one has not been drawn up.

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            #20
            Originally posted by eastlondontenant View Post
            The agreement expired months ago and new one has not been drawn up.
            So the agreement "rolls on" for periods same as when rent is due (weekly, monthly..):I repeat
            What does your agreement with flatmate say happens if rent is not paid & what does it say about notice from you to him and/or from him to you.
            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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              #21
              Sorry I missed that question! …. The agreement states tenancy is for a minimum of 6 months after which notice period is one month either side and monies can be recuperated for losses or breach of contract.

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                #22
                One month!!! Arrrggghhhhh...

                OK, give flat-mate 1 month;s written notice 2 quit today. If he agrees,let him go early: Then sue him for rent owed to you.

                If he argues or becomes ungentlemanly you can pretty much tell him to leave there & then, change locks.
                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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                  #23
                  Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                  One month!!! Arrrggghhhhh...

                  OK, give flat-mate 1 month;s written notice 2 quit today. If he agrees,let him go early: Then sue him for rent owed to you.

                  If he argues or becomes ungentlemanly you can pretty much tell him to leave there & then, change locks.
                  That's because he is NOT a tenant but a lodger, and lodgers have very few rights.
                  I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                    #24
                    And tell your LL that you have changed the locks, and why, and give your LL a key, don't bother retaining the original for replacement when you leave as that would leave the premises open to your X lodger, if they retain a key.

                    pm
                    Before acting on forum advice, you may wish to consult an expert, someone who has all the relevant facts, and who accepts liability for their advice.

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                      #25
                      He's a lodger.
                      Give him a weeks notice, and kick him out.
                      Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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                        #26
                        Sad but i would say you need rid of the lodger..... but..... what replacement lodger is going to rent a room from you with a Noah's ark type flood coming through the roof ? The issue will be there until your rather lazy landlord sorts out the root cause of all this trouble and fixes the leaky roof (seems simple enough really). I suspect the landlord is taking the mickey out of you because if this has been going on years and your still there and paying rent then really ...... what does he have to worry about, you will take a lot of rubbish and still keep paying !

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