If the housemate situation wasn't working out well, I was going to give him a month's notice to get out.

Be careful with this. I went through it with a friend I let stay with me during my divorce. A 30 day notice was all that was legally required, but if the person doesn't leave and has established residency, you do have to go through full-scale eviction proceedings.

Critical Thinking: The Other National Deficit

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