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« on: September 16, 2019, 12:05:02 AM »

Hi all

Currently living alone in a converted downstairs 'flat' in what is a three story townhouse. When originally renting i was asked to pay the rent in cash, which slowly got more lax and now is bank transfer. No letting agency. In hindsight, i believe they may be declaring that they live in the 'flat' i live in, and rent the upstairs rooms to other tenants. This is another story, but bit of context for my situation.

Today while I was on a long weekend and get a missed call from the tentants boyfriend. I call back within a minute and he told me he wanted access to my flat, but has since let himself in to investigate a blockage. Unfortunately, this was at a time where I had just finished 14 consecutive 14 hour days, and the flat was in a real messy state (days of washing up, clothes everywhere, floor not swept or mopped in a week etc). He was very stern about the situation and it has since made me feel like I'm in a real vulnerable position, especially because I know this person has a violent criminal record.

Was wondering if anybody knew where I stood regarding my rights here, as no tenancy agreement has been signed, and the landlady is almost certainly claiming to be a live-in landlord (which is mortgage fraud?). Feel really vulenerable and would really struggle to live anywhere else in this area with the job that I have.
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 12:49:15 AM »

Move.

You've got to feel safe in your home.  You have legal rights but this scary bloke with known history of violence who lets himself into your home without notice may well not fear the law.  Just go.
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