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AIBU to want to evict my lodger?

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LondonHerbivore32 Fri 24-Feb-17 20:37:19

I've let rooms before in the past without any problems. However I feel that this lodger is pushing my boundaries badly and hasn't been here long. Would you put her on a warning for eviction for the following?

1. Repeatedly not locking the front door when leaving for work. She works afternoon to evening and I leave at 6am, so often the house is unlocked for hours before I come home.

2. Repeatedly leaving the heating on at 22 degrees or more and going out to work. Therefore wasting resources and costing me a lot of money.

3. I am vegan and she is now cooking meat in my pots/pans, despite my discussing why that was not allowed before she moved in. She has her own cookware, she just seems to prefer my expensive stuff.

4. Having her boyfriend stay every Thurs/Fri to Sun/Mon. He contributes nothing to the household, takes long hot showers, doesn't clean at all and let one of my indoor only cats get out when he left the bathroom window open. Luckily I caught the cat I the garden, but he didn't apologise.

5. Loud sex with said boyfriend, after 11am, when I am working from home.

So would you evict her? I have tried to speak to her about these and other issues and all I get is moaning and excuses. Whinging like a child when she's in her 20s.

honeysucklejasmine Fri 24-Feb-17 20:38:35

Yep. Definitely give her notice.

Trifleorbust Fri 24-Feb-17 20:39:04

I wouldn't evict her. I would give notice as the arrangement isn't working.

heartisshattered Fri 24-Feb-17 20:39:26

Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the way out!!!

Trooperslane Fri 24-Feb-17 20:39:59

Fuck me
Give her notice now!
All of that is outrageous and the leaving doors unlocked alone is highly likely to invalidate your insurance.

thecatneuterer Fri 24-Feb-17 20:40:04

Christ yes I would evict her. I wouldn't bother with giving a warning either. Three weeks notice would be reasonable probably. May be only two ....

Yes. Absolutely. Get rid.

If this person can't see that all of thisnis massively our of order, the she never will.

MistyMinge Fri 24-Feb-17 20:43:11

It's only going to get worse. Evict her.

Tigger1986 Fri 24-Feb-17 20:43:23

Sither down and telll her your concerns (assuming she hasn't been her long) and explain why you are unhappy. Give her a fortnight to change her ways which is plenty of time to resolve all of the above and then give her a months notice. You could have a much better tenant and a much happier house

Secretspillernamechange Fri 24-Feb-17 20:43:33

Yep - give the minimum notice as per the contract and get rid, she sounds dreadful!

CommonWhiteDoorLady Fri 24-Feb-17 20:43:46

No question, get her out as soon as you can!

LondonHerbivore32 Fri 24-Feb-17 20:48:21

Thanks for the advice and confirmation of my feelings. I had wondered if I was being unreasonable, given her reaction when I tried to speak to her about these things previously. I had wondered if it was because I was 10 years older than her and my attitudes were different. But your responses have reassured me that she's just a total pain and has to go.

TheOnlyLivingBoyinNewCork Fri 24-Feb-17 20:50:52

A lodger is an excluded tenant, so you can just tell her to fuck off whenever you like.

JennyOnAPlate Fri 24-Feb-17 21:25:04

Yes give her notice.

justilou Fri 24-Feb-17 21:50:38


ImperialBlether Fri 24-Feb-17 21:52:57

Get rid!

lalalalyra Fri 24-Feb-17 21:55:03

give her the minimal notice and get rid.

I'm very much for tenants and lodgers having all their rights, but she's taking the piss with the door issue before you even get onto anything else.

LucklessMonster Fri 24-Feb-17 21:56:40

Fuck no, YANBU. Kick her out!

beebeecee Fri 24-Feb-17 21:56:42

I'm amazed that people like your lodger exist!

beebeecee Fri 24-Feb-17 21:57:01


HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 24-Feb-17 21:58:49

Don't waste your time with giving her another chance. Just get rid of her.

MojitoMollie Fri 24-Feb-17 22:05:14

Really??? you have to ask?

I am vegan and she is now cooking meat in my pots/pans? why would you not kick her out for just that?

MojitoMollie Fri 24-Feb-17 22:10:55

Any one of those 5 reasons would be a reason enough to evict her?

I really dont have a clue why you are asking a bunch of randoms on the internet if you should get rid of her? hmm

No, you keep her and take her money and let her treat your place like her own.....' hmm

How about you tell us why you havent got rid of her?

user1471545174 Fri 24-Feb-17 22:12:42

Bloody hell! Evict.

RB68 Fri 24-Feb-17 22:14:14

I had one of these kids in their 20's as a lodger - she left the bathroom grimy, defrosted the freezer several times full of food by leaving doors open to the point needed to replace freezer, didn't clean up after herself in the bathroom or kitchen or in fact anywhere and when she left the room stunk of gunk and grime for at least a week and I ended up changing the matress as it still smelt - shudders

I only put up with her so long as she generally went home at weekends

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