Unlawful Eviction – Housing Solicitors
If your landlord is threatening eviction or has already evicted you and you don’t believe that they have grounds to do so, get in touch with our housing law solicitors to discuss whether or not you may have been the victim of an illegal eviction.
We have a long history of successfully defending eviction applications against tenants. Call our housing law experts on 0203 219 0145 for advice on illegal evictions, we offer a free assessment of your case. We will often be able to provide assistance to you free of charge if you qualify for help under the legal aid scheme and are based in or around London .
It is a criminal offence for landlords to evict tenants from their property without following the correct legal procedures. If your landlord is convicted of an illegal eviction, they may be fined or even face a prison sentence.
Tenants are entitled to live in their homes in peace. Landlords are not permitted to harass or intimidate you or let themselves into your home without notice.
In virtually all situations your landlord must give you a formal notice, obtain a court order and then apply to court for a bailiff warrant before evicting you. Some landlords do not follow these rules. If your landlord evicts you without following the correct procedure not only could you obtain an injunction requiring the landlord to permit you to return to the property but you might also be entitled to compensation.
We have a team of specialist housing solicitors with considerable expertise in this area so you case will be dealt with swiftly and professionally.
It is often helpful to seek early legal advice so please contact us if you think we can help