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Just to be clear, the lodger only rents a room please?
Yes he rent a bedroom but shares kitchen, lounge, bathroom.
You don't actually need to serve a Section 21 notice as this is not a tenancy.
This is because the lodger can't have a tenancy agreement. He can only be there on licence
Once the 4 weeks is up you can simply change the locks
You do not need a Court Order to evict someone from your home
I would also call the Police the day you change the locks and say what you have done.
Then in terms of his belongings, give him 14 days to collect them or say you will get a charity shop to come and get them
But you don't need to serve a section 21 notice, you just need to give notice, then when the time is up you can just change the locks
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you SO much, that has put my mind at rest. I will now buy a lock. I can't tell you how much better I feel knowing I can evict him within the law.
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Actually I have another question, what if he is still in the premises after the time I requested him to leave, can I get the Police to evict him?
The Police won't - its a civil matter not criminal.
So is there anything I can do on the day if he is on the premises?
Well you can wait until he goes out. It can be the day after or the day after that
Does that help?
Yes thank you, XXXXX XXXXX will leave on the day stated but I will have someone with me on that day to support me, he usually goes to church on a Sunday morning and of course he goes to college in the week.
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