However it's been quite rightly pointed out that I need to be on firm ground legally. It's complicated by him being on holiday. Does anyone know where I stand legally?
About the lodger:
- he was due to pay rent on the 3rd of this month - he went on holiday just over a week ago - after he went we found out he hadn't paid the rent - he's due back in about 10 days
About the flat:
- the flat is rented in my name and DPs. We sublet 2 rooms - we have no written contract for the sublet rooms - the verbal agreement was that our tenants pay a deposit of a months rent, which they get back by not paying rent in the last month
- the deposit has nothing to do with damages. It's simply there so that we get a month's notice so we can find someone new to move in
I want to write him a letter he'll get while he's away, asking him to leave basically. As he hasn't paid his rent am I within my rights to take a months notice from when the rent's due? Or is it from when he receives the email? Or when he gets back? Or doesn't that matter as there's no written contract?
I won't have time to ring CAB until the end of the week, any help will be much appreciated
Our landlord would rather deal with fewer people. As long as the money is in the account he's happy. He doesn't want to deal with exactly the kind of thing we're dealing with right now! So it suits him. We always make sure all the rent is covered, so he's happy.