Illegal evictions

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5. Other legal measures

If negotiation with your landlord fails, you may be able to take court action to get back into your accommodation. The Court has the power to give you an emergency injunction. This will force the landlord to let you back into your home. The Court may also award compensation.

The police do not have to get involved in cases of illegal eviction unless the eviction is violent. However, it is worth contacting the police if you are illegally evicted so that there is evidence that you can use later if necessary.

The police can't help your landlord to illegally evict you from your accommodation.