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She has paid £200 per month for the past 2 years.
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I assume that thisis a house owned by your father and not rented and not local authority housing.If he wants to rent the room out, to someone who is not a family member, hemust have any mortgage companies consent. Bear that in mind.
It begs thequestion as to why, if things are so uncomfortable, your sister does not moveout.
At this stage, yoursister is simply a lodger and therefore she can be asked to leave on one reasonablenotice, which after 20 years would probably be one month's notice.
It is most unlikelythat she would get an injunction to stop him redecorating in the long term, butwould prevent him doing it, except on reasonable notice, probably, once again,one month.
To be honest, thecost of getting an injunction and the hassle involved is probably going to befar more than the benefit she receives and it is not something that I would beencouraging her to pursue unless she wants to risk several thousand poundsimpossible court costs for an action which may not go anywhere.
The harassment is adifferent issue and if he is bullying her and being verbally abusive, she canapply to court for a non-molestation order to prevent him carrying on stop inaddition, she can call the police and they can issue him with a warning underthe Protection from Harassment Act. Please be aware, however, that whether itis an application for a non-molestation order or whether she is referring thematter to the police, they will want to know why she does not want to move out.They are not married and therefore have no children and on these facts, I donot think that either the court or the police would have a lot of sympathy I amsorry to have to tell you.
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