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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I am a joint owner of a property and had to move out of his

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I am a joint owner of a property and had to move out of his abusive and threatening behavior. He was let off without charge as my word against his. I have been staying at my sisters and he went away for a week. He is coming back today has said he will tell my son and his girlfriend to leave. Does he have the right even though i have given permission for him to stay.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. How old is your son?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
23
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Is he dependent on you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Does he pay rent or does he have a tenancy agreement?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Rent
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Have you now returned to the property?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no i haven't to scared to
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Mr Harris are you there?
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Firstly, if there is no tenancy agreement and he is living with either owner, he would likely be considered a "lodger" and can be evicted upon reasonable notice. As you are both legal owners of the property both your agreements will be needed for him to remain there. If you wanted to return to occupy the property but are too fearful from him then you would be entitled to apply to court for an occupation order which will exclude him from the property - this can be done using form FL401 to your local family court.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help!
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

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