Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Could you explain a little more about the situation please
How close are you to applying for Probate?
Technically you have no legal right to take action until Probate is granted and since probate will be granted within the next two weeks
I would wait as it will give the tenant one less excuse to try and use.
Having said that a lodger is not entitled to exclusive occupation of the property so you can in fact enter the property whenever you wish - changing the locks if necessary provided you also give him a key.
You will of course be able to sue him for the backdated rent
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details