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Hello, I heve a question about eviction of a lodger. I am landlord in house. My lodger is a couple with one 10 months old child. We share some leaving space in house, such as a leaving room and a kitchen - the house has two kitchens and two bathrooms, but only one washing machine that is in the kitchen mainly occupied by the lodger. They do have constant problem with paying rent on time, also due to baby, they have familly visit them all the time... Please advice the way to evict them in situation they didn't move out after 28 days given to them on eviction notice. Kind regards, Agata
I assume you have served what is called Section 8 / Section 21 notice?
That is where the tenant is late and you are asking them to quit
If so then you can issue proceedings
You can do this online at: https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/
Or by completing form N5 - bhttp://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n005b-eng.pdf
The Court will then list the matter and decide whether to give possession.
Then and only then can you apply for an eviction
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
They are not a tenants but lodgers. They are excluded occupiers. Are you sure the only way to evict them is through the court? Is it because of the little baby?
Yes that is correct.
Anyone who is to be evicted should have a Court order.
This is to protect you
Does that help?
The address you have given me https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk is forbidden, I see the information: You don't have permission to access on this server.
Yes I got that too for some reason.
Their server must be down.
But complete form N5B and you can ask the Court for possession.
Does that assist you today?
Just last question, if I may. Do you think I will get the court order to evict them or is it possible to loose? I mean it is my house and I live in it...
It likely a Court will evict. They only really have a licence to be there, nothing else.
If they have been late paying this is a breach
Its likely the Court will grant the order.
Does that help you?
Yes, thank you.
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