The first time I asked him to move all his stuff out he did just that immediately, so I expect he’ll do it again, just so he can keep on side with me…until the next time! I have experience of a control freaks, and he is one, and I understand how they operate - blank featureless face, wide open unblinking eyes when confronted about something, and he will no doubt try to get back on good terms with me because it’s in his best interests.
But now I surely cannot trust him, so as far as I’m concerned good riddance. The pity of it is his wife, who is a very vulnerable woman. She and I have no issues. Maybe I’ll be hardened enough to allow better relations later on but with MY eyes wide open and innocent, but very watchful!