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Illegal evictions

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3. Negotiate with your landlord

If your landlord has illegally evicted you, or is attempting to do this, you should inform them in writing that this action is illegal. Many landlords are not aware of the law and may not realise they are acting illegally. Ask your landlord to:

  • allow you back into the property
  • stop trying to evict you illegally
  • stop harassing you
  • return your belongings

Local Councils are responsible for making sure illegal evictions don't happen and can prosecute landlords who carry out illegal evictions. Report your landlord to the Council if they trying to force you out of the property without taking the proper steps. The Council can take your landlord to court if you have been illegally evicted.

You may also want to contact the police if you feel in danger.