We all know that disputes can arise between tenants and landlords at any given time, as all it takes is a conflict of interests or a contractual disagreement to arise. These disputes can range from continual issues with rent, the dilapidation of the property or even the misuse of deposited funds- all of which can create a scenario in which a tenant is left holding a lease that they simply aren’t happy with.
Landlord and tenant disputes are a constant issue across the country, and it’s only natural for you to feel concerned if you currently find yourself in a similar situation. The prospect of eviction can hang like a shadow above any tense relationships, and that’s why our experts at Monarch are happy to offer advice to ease your stress. We’re going to run you through all you need to know about unlawful evictions and how to handle such a nightmare scenario.
What is it?
Unlawful eviction is when your landlord attempts to evict you without taking the necessary legal steps- which are dependent on the type of tenancy agreement you have made. For example, private tenants can only be lawfully evicted by bailiffs, and only after the landlord has obtained a possession order in court and given the tenant notice to vacate the premises. If your landlord attempts to force you to move through harassment or by threatening you, or even goes as far as changing the locks, then this will certainly be considered unlawful eviction.
How Should You Deal With It?
Unlawful eviction is a situation that nobody wants to find themselves in, especially if you’re unsure as to how to deal with the situation. Our expert team at Monarch Solicitors offer a free 30 minute consultation for any tenant/ landlord disputes, and so we should certainly be your first port of call. By taking the details of your particular situation, we can quickly identify whether you are the victim of unlawful eviction and advise on how you should proceed.
If your landlord has turned violent or is threatening you, then you should also contact the police so that they can prevent any violence. You need to make it clear to the police that you are being made the victim of unlawful eviction, and they certainly shouldn’t help the landlord move you out. After speaking with our team at Monarch, you can be sure that you’ll have enough knowledge to be sure of what you’re telling the authorities.
Illegal Eviction Injunction
If you’ve been the victim of unlawful eviction and have been forced to leave your home, then we can help you in the process of obtaining an illegal eviction injunction. This will ensure that the landlord has to let you back into your home and to then stop any threats or harassment, and failure to do so can see them end up behind bars. We recommend contacting our dedicated team at Monarch to provide you with the necessary legal aid to obtain a positive result, as we are the experts when it comes to disputes with your landlord.
Here at Monarch, we are the best solicitors Manchester has to offer, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re experiencing issues with unlawful eviction, or if you require any other legal advice.