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For clarity have you paid any rent to live there?
Where you in any type of intimate relationship?
I am afraid that you have very limited rights
Indeed the only right you have is to "Reasonable written Notice to leave".
In the circumstances it is a matter of negotiation how long "reasonable notice" should be.
At best it will be two months I am afraid.
Until the notice has run out he is not allowed to exclude you from the property - if he does so it is in fact a criminal offence
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
I am afraid that once the written notice to leave has expired he can simply change the locks
I am sorry but you are neither a tenant nor a lodger - you are at best a "permitted occupier"
He can revoke that permission at any time so long as he gives you reasonable written notice to leave.
If he wishes to adopt a belt and braces approach he can go to court - and claim the costs from you - and that will take six weeks at most
Yes I did mean court costs.
Yes he woudl find it very difficult to do anything until he is in the UK
Sadly I am afraid it is nothing to do with the Landlord as your former friend holds the Tenancy
The kind of relationship that denotes a marriage like relationship
It would not have changed the result by more than a few weeks at most