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01-04-2020, 18:20   #1
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Unwelcome Lodger

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Does anyone know of a way to evict a lodger without giving reasonable notice?
I rent a room in my home end relationships have broken down to the extent I want him gone ASAP.
I know he has little or no rights (he is a licencee) and has torn up his 28 day notice and is threatening to call the police on me for harassment ....is there any way I can get rid of him quicker as the situation is very unpleasant in my home.
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01-04-2020, 18:23   #2
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Far as I know lodgers have no rights.


It’s your house.

If he won’t leave when asked, next time he’s out bag his shiit up leave it outside, text him, block his number and lock the door.
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I rent a room in my home end relationships have broken down to the extent I want him gone ASAP.
Did you give him a lease? If no, tell him he has 48 hours to get out.

Also, if he only has a key for the front door, next time he leaves after the 48 hours, change the lock. If you have a car, park it elsewhere for a day or two.
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He’s a licensee, has no rights including that of a notice period. The existence of a formal lease or otherwise is irrelevant. Ask him to leave immediately
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Did you give him a lease? If no, tell him he has 48 hours to get out.

Also, if he only has a key for the front door, next time he leaves after the 48 hours, change the lock. If you have a car, park it elsewhere for a day or two.
Is he not covered under the new evictions laws?
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Pretty sure the new covid measures prevent you evicting even a licensee, be very careful, you evict him and you could be in hot water legally.
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Pretty sure the new covid measures prevent you evicting even a licensee
Nope rental only where there’s an agreement- **** him out the door
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Is he not covered under the new evictions laws?
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Pretty sure the new covid measures prevent you evicting even a licensee, be very careful, you evict him and you could be in hot water legally.
Only if the lodger is a student.
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Nope rental only where there’s an agreement- **** him out the door
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A ban on evictions of tenants for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis has been expanded to include all tenancies in the State, including those not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act.
Does that not mean the opposite?
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Does that not mean the opposite?
If you want to be hard arsed then no, a room rental is a licensee not a tenant of any description
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Only if the lodger is a student.
and living in student accommodation...
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Does that not mean the opposite?
Correct, if you actually look at the emergency legislation, it includes lodgers as PBP kicked up a stink about it
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If you want to be hard arsed then no, a room rental is a licensee not a tenant of any description
What are you talking about, hard arsed? I don't fully understand the new laws so I asked a question. Are you OK?
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Does that not mean the opposite?
The Irish Times misunderstood the scope of the legislation. It does not apply to licencee arrangements in private dwellings where the owner also lives. The examiner ran a piece today confirming as much.
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The Government has asked landlords of tenants living in informal accommodation to show “allegiance” and not evict them.

Last month, the Government announced a temporary ban on evictions and a pause on rent increases for an initial period of three months while the Covid-19 crisis is ongoing.

However, more informal arrangements, where tenants rent a room in a landlord’s home, or student digs, are exempt from the ban.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...cy-991457.html

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https://twitter.com/merrionstreet/st...06534646644738
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