Thank you. Presumably, you can
get bank statements that show the payments made and going through your bank.
He is entitled to be paid the
So, what you need to know is
whether you have any security of tenure or not.
It really depends upon the
terms on which you occupy the property at present.
If the nephew wants you out of
the property, he will argue that you had a licensed/tenancy at will, and that
is terminable on reasonable notice which would probably be between one and
On the other hand, you will
argue that you have exclusive possession of the property and you can exclude
the landlord as you wish and therefore you have a lease, albeit that it is not
in writing. The writing simply provides certainty.
Even if you had a document
which said it was a licence on a month by month basis, just because it says it
is a licence and not a lease does not necessarily mean that it is not a lease.
If it is a lease, then you are entitled to a written document to provide
certainty and cannot simply throw you out. However, let me tell you that many
court cases costing tens of thousands of pounds have been fought over whether a
property is occupied on the basis of a lease of a lease or a licence. If you
Google "lease or licence"
in the same search box
(brackets that exact term into the search box, but without the inverted commas)
, it will give you plenty of reading.
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