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Just to be clear, he is a lodger, so you are a live in Landlord?
Did the Landlord live in?
Yes, but does the Landlord LIVE IN?It makes no difference whether you have a room or not.
Does the Landlord live in?
But until you changed the locks you had moved lived in, right?
I can answer the question, BUT you need to provide me with the information I ask to provide the correct legal answer.
Forgive me, when the lodger had moved in, as Landlord were you living in the property at the same time?
Then you needed a Court order. They are not a lodger.Can they get an injunction - yes.
They have protection under the Protection From Eviction Act 1977.
A Lodger is where a Landlord lives in. You did not.
As such you only moved after the locks were changed.
If you were a live in Landlord you would have been fine, as he would be a true lodger.
But you had not and as such he isn't a lodger and you needed a Court order.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
You would need to complete form N5:
If you are served with an injunction you can go to Court and attend and contest it if you wish
Does that clarify?