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I am a leaseholder of a commercial unit of cafe and flat above. it is a 20 yr lease all fine. It is one of several leases I hold. I rented/sublet out the cafe part of the cafe to a chap to run a coffee shop on a casual verbal basis, with the option to formalise if all was well. 9 mnths later and he is consistently late with the rent and moaning about the rent etc etc. I want him out. He is going on about his stauatory rights. I have given him 3 weeks to leave. What options do i have if he refuses? What is my position if I just change the locks. I am happy to wait longer for him to leave as long as it is definite and enforceable.
I gave him an ultimatum to pay last months rent by 4pm today (over a week late). He pays monthly at the end of the month. It has always been by bank transfer. Today he left a cheque at one of my offices. I don't know when or if it will clear.
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