posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:33 PM
Your reference to DBS suggests you are in UK.
When lodgers stay in a property where the legal occupant (Mr.x's ex) lives, they have no right of tenure.
Lodgers do not have a tenancy and any fee charged is referred to as 'board' and not rent.
If board is payable daily, Mr.x's ex can give instruction for the lodgers to leave within 24hrs
If the board is payable weekly, Mr.x's ex can tell the lodgers they have 7 days to leave.
If the board is payable monthly, Mr.x's ex has to allow the lodgers one month to leave.
There is no legal requirement for Mr,x's ex to give any reason for lodgers to leave her home.
Under Torts laws (interference with goods act), the legal occupant (legal tenant or owner-occupier) then has a duty to protect the former lodger's
property and the former lodger must collect this within 28 days after which the legal occupant may dispose of said goods.
As a visitor, Mr.x has no legal say in what his ex does with the property.
He does have a right and a duty to protect his children's interests and dodgy idiots like the couple you have described represent a potential risk.
Were I the ex, I would just tell them to # off out of my house, no explanations but if they ask, I would tell them I just do not like them and repeat
the forceful rejection. If the ex is charging board by the person rather than the room, she/he will lose greater income than simple room rate. Either
way, it may behove Mr.x to find out how much that is and offer to pay this to the ex until such time as more suitable lodgers are found.
edit on 4/3/2019 by teapot because: edit