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Hi thank you for your enquiry and your patience. Does the landlord live with you?
He is obviously doing something his mortgage provider doesnt allow. If he on paper lives with you then you would be a lodger and unfortunately lodgers do not have security of tenure and there is no requirement to protect the deposit. If you are saying he lives with you then there is not much you can do in terms of staying on after the 30 days notice.
If however he does not live with you and the terms of your stay on a true intepretation amounts to an assured shorthold tenancy you could threaten him with legal action for not protecting the first payment you made to him as deposit and that you would claim 3 times the value of the deposit He is meant to be living in the property it seems and as such advising him you will tell the mortgage provider will getting him think of the risks and he will give you any of the duplicate payments back and want you to leave. I hope this is useful and I would be grateful for your rating at your earliest convenience
You will not need anybody to witness you leaving. If you are worried about him making any claims after you leave you can make sure after cleaning you take photos of your room and send him copies.
You can do a search on the LAnd Registry website, it should not cost more than £5 if you go on the official government site not third party companies. When you get the sesrch result scroll down to where it tells you names of anybody with interest in the property the mortgage provider will be there.
You are welcome. all the best