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The law currently requires for the landlord to give a minimum of 2 months notice. The only challenge therefore to a notice to leave the property is if you are able to establish that the notice that was given was somehow void due to it not being valid.
In relation to requiring you to pay utilities. The landlord cannot change this requirement without you consenting or the lease allowing him to do so. As such, the landlord now requiring for you to pay utilities when this was previously not your agreement is arguably wrong and you should not have to pay.
In which case the landlord cannot pass this cost on to you.
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Please note the following responses:
1. A landlord evicting a tenant is not illegal. This can be done at any stage during the tenancy providing your lease agreement allows for this. Please refer to your lease to see whether it has a break clause and whether it states that you may be evicted with notice.
2. Your lease agreement should say whether your bills are included or not.
3. This does sound as though it is a HMO. Contact your local council. They will be able to confirm this. If he is not licensed when he should be the council can take steps against him .
Kindly have a look at my initial response to you where I clearly said if the lease agreement does not provide for this then he cannot do so.