Harassment and Illegal Evictions
If a landlord wants you out the property, they need to go through certain procedures. These procedures can be long and expensive. As a result, some landlords revert to harassment to try and force tenants to leave. There are various types of harassment. If you believe your landlord is resulting in criminal tactics to try and get you to leave the property, it is vital that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. Make contact with our offices to ensure that your rights are protected.
Examples of actions that can be illegal are if the landlord has:
- Changed or threatened to change the locks
- Thrown or threatened to throw your belongings onto the street
- Give you a few days/weeks’ notice to leave
- Anti-social behaviour by a landlord’s agent
- Cut off or threatened to cut off the gas and/or electric
- Used a key to enter your home.
- Refusal to carry out repairs
- Refusal to return your deposit if you don’t leave (please see Failure to protect Tenancy Deposit)
- Threats of physical violences
If any of the above has happened to you, it is likely that you will have a claim against your landlord. We can assist you with taking your landlord to court and when seeking compensation for their actions.
Why Adam Bernard Solicitors?
- We have years of experience in handling harassment claims against landlords and possible illegal evictions.
- We offer competitive fees for our services to ensure that our clients have a payment plan that suits their needs.
- We may be able to take on your case under No Win No Fee agreement. This means we will only take payment once we are successful in getting you your compensation.