George Michael’s ex-lover Fadi Fawaz ‘is squatting in the singer’s £5m London home after ignoring legal letters’
- Fadi Fawaz is said to be ‘squatting’ in the star’s £5million Regent’s Park home
- He has been living there since George Michael died on Christmas Day in 2016
- Mr Fawaz is reported to be ignoring legal letters demanding he leaves the home
- He is refusing to go because he says George gave him permission to live there
George Michael’s ex Fadi Fawaz is reported to be ‘squatting’ in the star’s £5million home after ignoring legal letters telling him to leave.
The 45-year-old has been living in the mews house in Regent’s Park, London, since the Wham! singer died at Christmas in 2016.
Mr Fawaz has been spotted going to and from the property, which is near to George’s other home in Highgate, north London.
It is claimed that over the weekend he was spotted returning to the house with a mystery man.
Fadi Fawaz (pictured) has been spotted going to and from the property, which is near to George Michael’s other home in Highgate, north London
Mr Fawaz (pictured with George in 2012) has been spotted going to and from the property, which is near to George’s other home in Highgate, north London
It is believed that Fadi, who had an on-off relationship with George when they started dating in 2011 doesn’t want to leave because he says the star gave him permission to live there, The Sun reports.
A source close to George’s family told the paper: ‘Fadi is being a real pain about all this.
‘He has refused to leave despite several letters and requests in the last 18 months. He is blanking them out and it appears he now has squatters rights.
‘It’s been going on for such a long time that it’s hard to know what to do next.
‘The lawyers are seeing what can be done. It would be a lot easier if Fadi just upped sticks and left.’
It is believed that Fadi (right) who had an on-off relationship with George (left) when they started dating in 2011 doesn’t want to leave because he says the star gave him permission to live there
George also owned a home in Goring, in Oxfordshire, where he was found dead by Fadi on Christmas Day.
Squatting is when someone deliberately enters property without permission and lives there, or intends to live there. It is sometimes known as ‘adverse possession.’
A squatter can become the registered owner of a property if they occupy it continuously for ten years.
But if his family decide, they can pursue him through the court, and if Fadi is convicted of squatting he faces a six-month jail term and £5,000 fine.
The Sun says it is not clear how Fadi is supporting himself, as he appears to have no job, but does claim to be a ‘photographer.’
Thousands of floral tributes were left outside George Michael’s house in Highgate, north London in the weeks following his death on Christmas Day, 2016
In February 2018 Fadi announced he was selling the black Range Rover George had given him.
A neighbour of the property in Regent’s Park told The Sun: ‘He comes and goes mostly at night.
‘I hardly ever see him during the day.
‘I know he sold the black Range Rover but I don’t really have much to do with him.’
A coroners report in March 2017 said George died of natural causes had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
No time of death was ever set out by police or the coroner.
The results of a post mortem were never made public at the request of the family. Nor was there mention of the toxicology test results.
Fadi refused to comment when approached by The Sun.