Harassment and illegal eviction
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Harassment and illegal eviction by a landlord, or someone acting on behalf of a landlord, can count as a serious criminal offence and result in prosecution and a criminal record.
Harassment by a landlord is a criminal offence. Use our information to see what can be done if you are being harassed by your landlord or letting agent.
When dealing with landlord harassment there are practical steps you can take. Use our information to see what you can do if your landlord is harassing you.
An illegal eviction by a landlord is a criminal offence. Use our information to see what rules a landlord must follow and what counts as an illegal eviction.
It is possible to challenge an illegal eviction using a number of options, including assistance from your local councils’ tenancy relations service.