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The question is whether or not he has been given permission. If the landlady has permitted it, then no. If not, then yes, he will be trespassing.
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Lodgers have less rights than a tenant.The lodger is subject to the supervisory authority of the owner, who retains general control over the whole property. The decisive factor is the absence of the occupier’s right to resist intrusion. Under a lodger arrangement, the owner can enter the property at will. There is no requirement to give notice to enter.
What are the terms of the agreement you have with the landlady regarding termination?
However, harassment is not acceptable and this is potentially a criminal matter.
As a lodger you do not have the same rights. That said harassment is potentially a criminal matter. Harassment is when someone behaves in a way which makes you feel distressed, humiliated or threatened. The test is whether most people or a reasonable person would think the behaviour amounts to harassment - the landlady does something deliberately that interferes with your enjoyment of the property and is intended to make you leave, or take away your rights. This includes using threatening behaviour or being physically violent.
This issue is proving it. The landlady could dispute this. Without any witnesses it would be your word against hers.
I do appreciate that this is a very distressing arrangement. If any incidents have happened in the presence of the housemate will they act as a witness. You could both file a report with the police, not report it for the landlady/boyfriend to be questioned just a report to have incidents on file to be considered if you wanted to progress the matter in future. you and the housemate could do this together.
Maybe it is best to find somewhere else to live asap.
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