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Defending An Unlawful Eviction Claim

Defending An Unlawful Eviction Claim


As a landlord, you must follow strict procedure if you wish to evict a tenant otherwise you risk illegally evicting them and you could be prosecuted.


Actions that are considered illegal include;


  • Forcing the tenant to leave by making threats or harassing them
  • Physically throwing the tenant out
  • Preventing the tenant from accessing certain parts of the property
  • Changing the locks


You can evict a tenant if they have remained in the property following;


  • The end of their fixed term contract
  • The end of the period set out in a legal notice to leave


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At Duncan Lewis Solicitors our housing team is able to offer expert legal advice on all housing matters to both landlords and tenants.


If your tenant has accused you of illegally evicting them, one of our dedicated housing lawyers will be able to help and advise you.


In addition, one of our specialists in litigation defence will be able to represent you in the event an action is brought against you regarding a property you own – including any you are holding as security on a loan.


If you have been accused of illegally evicting a tenant do not hesitate to contact one of our expert Eviction specialist lawyers or a litigation solicitor in the Housing solicitors department at Duncan Lewis as soon as possible on 033 3772 0409


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