The contract she provided me to sign is 'An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement'.
OK, thank you I will wait.
I'll have a look and see how to rate the previous answer I received. Yes, she does share amenities in my house, shared bathroom and kitchen. I note the tenancy agreement I signed doesn't not mention access to the sitting room though.
I give her access since she is/was a friend. She does spend a lot of time in her room when me and my boyfriend are there though.
That is very interesting. Actually this tenancy agreement is only 6 months long which takes us to 4th October and since she is in court that day (litigious by nature I'm afraid!) she has agreed to move out on 5th October. I am inclined to think she will go but there are risks that she will make some excuse to stay longer and unfortunately I am in the States then. I have arranged for someone to be there on 5th Oct to check the house and lock up after her when she leaves at least. I think I will issue her with a Statutory Notice of Eviction by 5th October now, so that any paper trail shows that I have given her over 1 month's notice - entirely fair I think. My main concern is that after 5th October, if she is still there can I change the locks once she pops out on an errand, for example, or, since I have signed this 'AST' would I have to go to the courts to obtain an eviction notice? Sorry, I know this is a very muddy situation!
OK, thank you very much for your help Jo, it's much appreciated.
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