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If your landlord is threatening eviction or has already evicted you and you don’t believe that they have grounds to do so, get in touch with our housing law solicitors to discuss whether or not you may have been the victim of an illegal eviction. We have a long history of successfully defending eviction applications against tenants. Call our housing law experts on 0333 344 4772 for advice on illegal evictions, we offer 30 minute appointments from £49.95.
Modern landlords no longer have the right to evict tenants without following detailed procedures and proving they have strong grounds to do so. Courts will only grant evictions in a handful of circumstances such as repeated failure to pay rent. If a landlord has evicted a tenant illegally, for example by failing to follow the correct procedures, the tenant may be able to apply to the court to be admitted back into the property.
If your landlord has claimed he has grounds to evict you from your property you should take legal advice from our expert housing law solicitors. Landlords are only able to evict tenants in very specific circumstances, and even then only when the court agrees that eviction is necessary. For example:
- Your landlord wants to demolish or substantially alter the building
- Rent is significantly overdue. If the rent is paid weekly or fortnightly it must be at least 8 weeks overdue. If it is paid monthly it must be 2 months overdue
- Rent is consistently paid late
- The landlord wants to move you to other accommodation
- The tenant has caused damage to the property or allowed it to fall into disrepair
- The tenant is causing a serious nuisance to neighbours
In all of these circumstances the landlord must provide proper notice to the tenant as well as particular information. Failure to follow these procedures can result in eviction being refused even if the landlord has a valid reason to evict the tenant.
If you qualify for legal aid, our assistance and representation is absolutely free to you, so get in touch today for a solution to your eviction issues.