My landlord thinks I’m a lodger – please help me

My landlord thinks I’m a lodger – please help me

13:43 PM, 2nd September 2013, About 9 years ago 21

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I moved into a room 2 years ago in a flat that has 3 other people renting out rooms. My landlord thinks I'm a lodger - please help me

The owners DO NOT live in the flat.

I recently lost my job and have become past due on my rent.

In a recent discussion with my landlord regarding the possibility of eviction he told me I’m a lodger and therefore have no rights and he can ask me to leave within seven days and can physically move me out.

My letter of agreement does say between owner and lodger but the owner has never lived in the flat.

Am I a tenant?

Am I entitled to at least 14 days notice even if my letter of agreement says 7 and won’t the owner need to get a court order to take possession?

Nikolas Tzanis


Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118 View Profile

14:47 PM, 2nd November 2013, About 9 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Nikolas " at "02/11/2013 - 14:30":

Your landlord cannot stop you changing the locks and it is not illegal for you to do so, that's complete and utter rubbish.

We can but speculate why your landlord doesn't want to go through the Court process but I think you are being very fair and reasonable by moving out early due to not being able to afford the rent.

What goes around comes around, bad landlords and bad tenants all get their comeuppance eventually, often as a result of bad tenants ending up in bad landlords properties, not that I saying this is what has happened in your particular case of course.

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