Completely unreasonable to infer that OP came on here 'demanding they be evicted'. OP came on here looking for advice about the situation, asking if she was within her rights to approach the LL about terminating the tenancy and nearly every other poster replied with 'get rid of her' or something to that effect.
Let's be clear, the new housemate was in the wrong here, and having a go at OP does not help her.
OP, I can understand you're probably feeling a bit defeated with the situation. Best case scenario for you I guess was the LL was going to take everything you said at face value and just tell the new housemate to pack her things? But that was never really going to happen, eviction ban and all that. Even though she's in the wrong, she still needs the opportunity to rectify the situation, and she can only do that if she has been informed of what's expected of her as a tenant in the household. I think both you, your other housemate and the LL all have some level of responsibility to do that. Some of that has already happened, but the full extent of the issues have not been disclosed to her.
By all means, have a look at what your options for moving are, maybe you'll find somewhere that suits. It's tough in the rental market but you do find some gems if you look hard enough. This isn't a matter of life or death so you have time to see what's available and make your mind up.
In the meantime, you will still need to have a frank conversation with your housemates so that you can live in relative harmony. I get it, I've house shared with my fair share of inconsiderate people before, and she came in like a bull in a china shop and it's after upsetting your home environment. All the things you've mentioned I've also experienced; smoking in non smoking gaff, unannounced guests overstaying their non-existent welcomes, moving my bike out the back, moving my kitchen stuff off the counter and putting it in the press!! I've also had to be the one to force everyone to sit down and have that uncomfortable conversation about what is and isn't acceptable in a shared living space. If it's not done, or people aren't gently reminded when they're being a bit inconsiderate, resentments build and your home life becomes poisoned by toxicity, which is ultimately more stressful.
Last edited by MrsBean; 03-11-2020 at 23:48.