View Full Version : Lodger in a single room

17-05-2005, 11:57 AM
I'm a newbie here so sorry if this is a stupid question!

But I have a lodger living in a single room of my house in London

I live in a bedroom of the same house

What legal steps do I have to take to evict her?

My friend, who is an experienced landlord, says I can just chuck her out because I live there. But I'm worried that it's more complicated than that?

Thanks for any advice :)

Andy Parker
17-05-2005, 12:19 PM
Your friend is basically right your lodger has no security of tenure.I would give at least a week's notice if the rent is paid weekly.What did you agree with the lodger when they moved in?

17-05-2005, 13:25 PM
Thanks again Andy

Well she paid the first 6 months all cash in advance

But now I have a weekly rent book from WH smith's
See HB question on the other thread

Anyway there was no real agreement
I just assumed she was a lodger so would have no security

BTW when I served notice on my other lodger
HAC tried to claim he had an assured shorthold tenancy
Despite the fact that I live there

Thanks for taking time to respond


17-05-2005, 13:59 PM
So I give her a weeks notice

What do I do if she refuses to leave?
She's a trespasser but....

The police tell me it's not their responsibility
I have to get her out myself

So where do I go then?

I don't to drag her out kicking & screaming

17-05-2005, 16:08 PM
Remember, it's your house. The lodger is simply a paying guest. There at your invitation.

Tell 'em to Foxtrot Oscar.

17-05-2005, 16:18 PM
Thanks Poppy, I will ;)