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Defending Harassment Claims

Defending Harassment Claims

 

All forms of harassment are considered a criminal offence. Often landlords believe that they have the right to visit their properties without giving the tenant warning but this is not the case and if you persistently do this your tenant could accuse you of harassment and take you to court.

 

This is the case even if you are attempting to evict a tenant as the only way for a tenant to be legally evicted is by going through court procedures.

 

Harassment claims can be the result of a variety of reasons, these include;

 

  • Entering the property without giving the tenant a minimum of 24 hours’ notice
  • Allowing others (such as builders or workmen) to enter the property without notice
  • Entering the property even when the tenant is absent without informing them
  • Reading any mail that is not addressed to you
  • Preventing the tenant from having visitors or guests
  • Continuously harassing tenants for rent (even if it is in arrears)
  • Shutting off utilities
  • Preventing the tenant from accessing certain parts of the property
  • Any kind of threat

 

Get in Touch

 

If you have been accused of harassment by a tenant you should get in touch with one of our excellent housing solicitors at Duncan Lewis. We will be able to defend the harassment claim against you. We can discuss the matter and offer advice on the best course of action to take in order to protect you from the claims.

 

We regularly advise clients on defending landlord harassment claims and can offer the best legal advice on how to resolve the issue. We regularly assist and advise landlords accused of harassment by tenants and can successfully defend harassment claims against landlords.

 

If you have been accused of landlord harassment and wish to defend the claim against you, do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated Harassment specialist Housing solicitors at Duncan Lewis as soon as possible on 033 3772 0409

 


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