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Illegal Eviction and Harassment


Harassment is when a landlord acts unlawfully to make a tenant want to leave their tenancy or not want to take up any of their rights.

Illegal Eviction is a landlord forcing a tenant to leave their home without following the correct legal procedure.

It is a criminal offence under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 for anyone to harass or illegally evict a private tenant.

Action which could amount to harassment or illegal eviction include -

  • Removing doors and windows
  • Changing the locks
  • Disconnecting service
  • Threats of violence
  • Interfering with the tenants private possessions
  • Entering the property without giving the tenant notice

Contact Us

For further information please contact:

Cody Harris
Senior Support Administrator - Private Sector Housing Team

Carol Atkin
Senior Support Administrator - Private Sector Housing Team