Your Tenant Rights


Right not to be unlawfully evicted

Landlords (and agents) are prohibited from evicting a tenant without following certain procedures set by law, not following these can render an eviction unlawful. Other examples of an unlawful eviction include a landlord forcing you to leave the property, threatening you, stopping you from entering certain areas of the property and changing the locks while you are away.

If your landlord (or agent) unlawfully evicts you they may face criminal convictions, orders to allow you to return to the property, and orders to pay you compensation. Click ‘enforce this right’ for our simple guide on unlawful evictions.