If you are an assured or a short hold tenant renting in the private sector, your landlord cannot evict you without a court order and to do so is a criminal offence. It is also a criminal offence for the landlord, or someone acting on the landlords behalf, to:
– Stop you from using parts of your home that you have a legal right to access
– Try and drive you out of your home by bullying, violence, withholding gas and electricity services or any other sort of interference. This can include unannounced visits which involve your landlord or agent letting themselves in, particularly at antisocial hours.
If you are suffering from harassment from your landlord or think you are being evicted illegally, please contact the Housing Advice team as soon as possible: