How to deal with harassment from landlords or agents
Who should use this guide
This guide is for private renters who rent:
the whole property
a room or bedsit in a house in multiple occupation (HMO)
Don't use this guide if you're a lodger who lives with your landlord.
Living with your landlord?
You can still use this guide if your landlord lives in the building, but you only share a hallway, stairs or landing with them.
You have fewer rights if you live with your landlord and share living space with them. For example, a kitchen, bathroom or living room.
Read this advice instead if you're a lodger or subtenant who shares living space with your landlord.
Already kicked out or locked out?
Your landlord has probably broken the law.
Most landlords need a court order to evict tenants.
Only court bailiffs can carry out an eviction.
Most legal evictions are on hold until after 31 May because of coronavirus restrictions.
Last updated: 30 March 2021