GEORGE Michael’s ex-lover is squatting in the star’s £5m home after ignoring legal letters.
Fadi Fawaz, 45, has been there since the Wham! singer died at Christmas 2016 aged 53.
On Friday night The Sun saw him return to the pad with a mystery man.
A source close to George’s family said: “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.”
The mews house is close to Regent’s Park, London, and near the star’s home in Hampstead. George also owned a home in Goring, Oxon, where he was found dead by Fadi.
Squatting is when someone deliberately enters a property without permission and lives there or intends to live there.
It is thought Fadi, who had an on/off relationship with George, won’t go as he believes the star gave him permission to live there.
George’s family can pursue him through the courts and if convicted of squatting he faces a six-month jail term and £5,000 fine.
Another option is an interim possession order. Once served, squatters must leave within 24 hours.
A squatter can become the registered owner of a property if they occupy it continuously for ten years.
It is not entirely clear how Fadi is surviving as he appears to have no job although he claims to be a photographer.
He had hoped to inherit the place but that has been dashed. Last year The Sun revealed some of George’s belongings were being repossessed after Fadi fell behind with payments.
It also emerged Fadi was given £250,000 by George’s family and spent a lot of it on a holiday to Australia.
In February 2018 Fadi announced he was selling the black Range Rover George had given him.
A neighbour said: “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.'”
Fadi refused to comment.
No one from the singer’s estate was available for comment.
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