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Does she just rent a room please?
They can never have an AST because it is a lodgers agreement.
Therefore a Court order is not required.
If you have given notice (28 days) and the lodger has failed to rectify then you can change the locks.
But you must give 1 months notice before you do this and specify that is what you must do.
As I understand you gave a notice for non renewal but you have not given notice to say they are behind and you will change the locks?
If you have done this and it has been more than 1 month then you can change the locks.
If you have not given notice that they are in arrears and you will change the locks, then you can't and need to do that.
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes you can.
Her AST wont stand because she doesn't have one.
But if you want to avoid ANY issue in the future you should seek a Court Order for possession.
Yes I know that. But it can't be an AST with a live in landlord.
Therefore it can only ever be a lodger agreement.
But if you want to avoid any risk issue a court proceedings for possession rather than just change the locks
Yes because its not an AST
You just serve a notice to quit
That is all
Can I clarify anything else?
If you are claiming for possession you can do this at the same time.
Yes thats the problem of course if you have no forwarding address
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