I have given my lodger 30 days notice in writing to vacate my home and I am selling my house so on Wednesday a surveyor called round, the lodger was informed of this 3 days before hand.
The surveyor was early because she had another appointment at 1pm, I was out when she called and I forgot to give my husband the key so he removed the side piece of wood and just just slipped the lock. Both he and the surveyor left together. My husband then got his hammer and went back up to nail the strip of wood back, my friend who lives in the room below went back up with him.
When the lodger came home the next day he then started complaining that we had illegally broke into his room and £225 was missing. He does owe me 3 weeks rent money and now he's saying that one of us stole it. He called the police but they say he cant prove the money was even in the room he had no witnesses,so they cant do anything. He's now saying he's going to see a solicitor.Can he do anything for him?
The other problem is I accidently opened one of his letters, the reason I did was because I never had my glasses on, the police are satisfied with this, again can a solicitor help him? I have told the police that he's taken advantage of the fact that he new we were going in to his room and as he owes rent what better way to avoid paying it by saying it was stolen, they agreed
Yes I am with the evidence he has, the Police have dropped the case
Yes it does help Thank you
I forgot to ask you to confirm the fact that I did/did not enter his room iiligally