I live in a shared home and pay rent to the lease holder. He doesn't want me to live here anymore. The leaseholder basically said he has the right to kick me out whenever he wants and to remove my belongings. Is this right? Can he take my belongings and put them on the street?

I'm guessing not - for example even if someone is staying in your home as an unpaying guest, it wouldn't give you the right to pickup their jacket and throw it outside.


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On the face of it, no. But it would depend on a number of factors such as the nature of the agreement to rent (written contract, sub let, if you are on the lease or not, if the landlord knows about you etc), and the nature of the eviction (reasonable notice, reason for doing so, term of agreed lease etc). If you could provide more detail with those issues I may be able to assist.

  • An official lease was not signed but I exchanged an email with the lease holder that specified the rent, damage deposit etc. He replied agreeing to this email. It was never discussed how the arrangement could be ended. The reason he is evicting me is because he's renting out the house to more people than there are rooms. I complained and this is how he reacted. The whole question is, how much time must he give me? He has said if I don't agree to additional "rules" he would immediately evict me. Apr 23, 2019 at 3:00
  • So is the leaseholder just a tenant or is he the owner of the property Apr 23, 2019 at 3:22
  • Was the tenancy agreement for a fixed term? And are you part of a sublet? Apr 23, 2019 at 3:26
  • He is just a tenant. It was not fixed term. Apr 23, 2019 at 3:31
  • BTW thanks a lot for your help. It means lot. Apr 23, 2019 at 3:34

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