How to deal with illegal eviction

This guide is for private renters who rent:

  • the whole property

  • a room or bedsit in a house in multiple occupation (HMO)

Do not use this guide if you are a lodger who lives with a landlord.

Living with your landlord

You can still use this guide if your landlord lives in the same building and you only share a hallway, stairs or landing with them.

Read this advice if you share living space with your landlord, for example a kitchen.

My landlord is harassing me

Harassment of tenants can include any action that interferes with your peace and comfort in your home.

If you are being harassed by your landlord use our how to deal with harassment guide.

Last updated: 30 May 2022

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