Parental responsibility ends at 18
Once they are 18, you no longer have to home them and you can, if
you wish, give them reasonable notice (I would say probably a month is a
minimum) to leave after which you will lock them out and put their belongings
on the doorstep although beware of anything getting wet.
There is no human rights issue here because you were not
interfering with any human right to a home life. They can live where they like.
Human rights cannot force anyone is not dependent on you.
Don't worry about the moral issues, I have a very very close
friend who did exactly the same with his son (against his wife's wishes I might
add) who was a drug dealer and drug addict and after having the police round to
his very nice and respectable house on numerous occasions he finally came to
the end of his tether and literally told him to get out along with all his
belongings. It did focus the sons mind, but not for some months.
If you do lock the children out, and you can change the locks, and
they try to break in, call the police because that is criminal damage.
They are now no more than guests in your house and you are
entitled to do whatever you would do with guests to get rid of them.
It might be an idea to cut and paste this answer to show them.
If they feel differently, they should seek legal advice as indeed
you have done.
I think they are in for a bit of a shock.
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