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Revenge Eviction - Retaliatory Eviction

Revenge Eviction


Revenge Eviction – or Retaliatory Eviction – is when a landlord has attempted to evict you after you have made legitimate complaints or asked for repairs to be made to the property. Rather than fixing the issues reported, the landlord chooses to evict the tenant.


Until October 2015, this was not considered illegal; however the Deregulation Act issued that year made it illegal to evict someone out of revenge or retaliation.


Under the new rules if your landlord serves you a Section 21 Notice after you have complained about repairs or conditions at the property, the court may refuse to make a possession order against you if the following apply;


  • You complained about repairs and/or conditions in writing
  • Your landlord served you a Section 21 Notice after you complained
  • You complained to the local authority
  • The local authority sent a Notice of Improvement or a Remedial Action Notice to your landlord


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If you have been a victim of revenge eviction or you fear your landlord may try to unlawfully evict you, contact our Housing department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors immediately so that we can help you as soon as possible.


We regularly advise clients on illegal eviction matters including revenge eviction– and can also advise if the police need to be involved if physical violence has been threatened or the perpetrators have been verbally abusive or threatening.


If you have suffered revenge eviction or have been illegally evicted do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated Housing solicitors at Duncan Lewis as soon as possible on 033 3772 0409


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