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Renting a room and landlord says no guests

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Beautywithalittleugly Mon 21-May-18 01:12:05

I've been renting a room for three months now, today landlord asks for house meeting. He told me no one can stay over for the night not even DP or family. When I took the room I said I would have DP and family staying at times, he said it's fine. Now it's no one can stay they can only visit in the daytime.
I've been asking for a contract since I've moved in but I still don't have one.
AIBU to expect hime to stick to his word?
Also, when DP has stayed over there is no noise and we are completely respectful of everyone else in the house. Other house mates are up in arms about this.
I'm so frustrated I had to drop a few lines.

Beautywithalittleugly Mon 21-May-18 01:13:10


ChocoholicsAsylum Mon 21-May-18 01:23:52

You need to look for a new place ASAP. Not having a contract is bad news... you can be kicked out at any point. He sounds a bit dodge. Move out this week back to parents or friends if you can. Did you put down a deposit? Any paperwork? Please say you havent because you might struggle to prove this!

Topseyt Mon 21-May-18 01:25:40

You are very vulnerable without a contract. Has he protected your deposit (compulsory) in one of the government approved schemes?. He should have done that within the first month of you moving in. If he hasn't provided the contract yet then something tells me he might not have done it.

Until you have the contract nothing is enforceable. Maybe you don't want to be tied in there anymore, so you could use that to your advantage, but you need to know that your money is safe.

Wildlingofthewest Mon 21-May-18 01:27:21

This “landlord” is as crooked as all hell.
Move out. I hope you haven’t given him a deposit....? Get out of there. Stay with family/friends or your boyfriend while you look for a new place. I would also report him, he’s taking advantage.

ivykaty44 Mon 21-May-18 01:35:05

Is this a live in LL or HMO?

AjasLipstick Mon 21-May-18 01:36:04

Are you a lodger? Does he also live in the house? Or are you sharing with a lot of other singles?

Pengggwn Mon 21-May-18 06:32:48

Find somewhere else to stay ASAP. He sounds awful. Did you pay a deposit?

londonrach Mon 21-May-18 06:45:24

Sounds like you a lodger nt a tenant. You have limited rights. Id find somewhere else op

Oysterbabe Mon 21-May-18 06:52:00

I'm not sure cocaine will help.
Move asap.

Runningbutnotscared Mon 21-May-18 06:58:28

oysterbabe gringringrin
I was thinking the same thing

Gwenhwyfar Mon 21-May-18 07:08:53

Londonrach seems to be right - sounds like a lodger not a tenant so the protected deposit thing doesn't apply I think.

LoniceraJaponica Mon 21-May-18 07:13:15

I assume that "dropping a few lines" is cocaine?

Perhaps your landlord knows about your drug habit and doesn't trust you?

stopfuckingshoutingatme Mon 21-May-18 07:15:24

Consider moving And withold the last months rent in case he will hold deposit

He is BU it’s your home

ArtBrut Mon 21-May-18 07:23:36

Your OP isn’t clear. When you say ‘other housemates are up in arms about this’, do you mean they are up in arms about your boyfriend and family visiting, or that they are annoyed at a blanket ‘no visitors’ policy?

NormskiNamechange Mon 21-May-18 07:28:02

Oh, I thought OP meant she would drop the LL a few lines - ie write him a letter. 🙈

NormskiNamechange Mon 21-May-18 07:28:55

Seriously though OP, you need to protect yourself. This sounds like an awful position for you.

MinisterforCheekyFuckery Mon 21-May-18 07:30:00

It sounds as though he lives in the house and you are a lodger, is that right? I'd start looking elsewhere and make sure a contract is in place before you move in.
I would say though, if previously guests were fun and now he has suddenly felt the need to institute this blanket rule that does suggest there's more to this. Has your DP been staying over a lot and it's caused tension you're not aware of? I've been in househares where people's DP's have been there constantly and not contributed a penny or done any chores and it is pretty annoying.

lastqueenofscotland Mon 21-May-18 07:30:48

Is he a live in landlord? If so that is a very normal arrangement
Live out then very unreasonable on his part

ClashCityRocker Mon 21-May-18 07:30:56

Tbf I assumed she meant drop a few lines as in post on the forum.... Maybe I'm hopelessly naive?

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Mon 21-May-18 07:31:32

I thought drop a few lines just meant writing the op? Maybe I'm naive? shock

MrsCrabbyTree Mon 21-May-18 07:32:16

Sounds like you are a lodger living in your LL home. Could it be that he was fine with visitors but finds that there are too many and too often and that is why he is now objecting.

Guests make extra noise, increase the power and water and take longer in the kitchen cooking, making cups of tea etc. If he hadn't rented out rooms before he may be on a learning curve as to what it entails having so many in his home.

Lanaa Mon 21-May-18 07:37:01

If you read the OP and the subsequent post with the correction, you will see that the OP meant drop him a few lines. I'm not sure why you think the thread needs your cuntery (to the people alluding to OP's apparent drug habit.) BTW it's do lines, not drop them when referring to coke. It's obvious that the OP meant that she would write to the LL.

OP your landlord is being v v unreasonable. Is he a live in and how many other housemates are there? Has someone's guest caused a disturbance? Either way, I'd cut your losses and move. If you can't do it straight away then make plans to get out.

AjasLipstick Mon 21-May-18 07:44:51

Lanaa that's what those eejits were on about is it! How foolish..."drop a few lines" obviously means to write a note. Thanks for clarification.

Singlenotsingle Mon 21-May-18 07:46:45

Very funny Lonicera. Started my day off with a good laugh! Coke habit indeed! :-D

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