Illegal eviction by a landlord

Illegal eviction by a landlord or someone acting on behalf of a landlord is a criminal offence and can result in prosecution and a criminal record.

The rules on how and when your landlord can evict you depend on the type of tenancy you have. Use our eviction checker to check your tenancy.

What is illegal eviction?

Illegal eviction by a landlord is a criminal offence. If a landlord doesn't follow certain rules to evict you, it could count as an illegal eviction.

What you can do after illegal eviction

A round-up of your options if you have been illegally evicted by your landlord.

Illegal eviction: Get help from the council

A tenancy relations officer at the council can help you get your home back after illegal eviction and even prosecute your landord

How to apply for an illegal eviction injunction

An injunction could get you back into your home if you have been illegally evicted. Find out how to get one

Harassment by a private landlord

Harassment by a private landlord is a criminal offence. There are many different types of harassment and there are steps you can take to stop it.