Steep rise in private tenants seeking help with illegal evictions

Posted: 31/7/2016


There has been a 50% rise in private tenants appealing for help with illegal evictions, Citizens Advice has reported.

It said that 2,087 people asked for help after being threatened with illegal eviction in the year to March 2016, up 47% on the previous year.

Citizens Advice said in many cases, landlords had simply shut tenants out by changing the locks and in some cases seizing their possessions.

Some tenants were threatened with eviction after missing a single rent payment. Whilst we would condone any illegal evictions, it is a sign that exasperated landlords, who have not been afforded the same human rights as tenants, are taking the law into their own hands.

There are many routes that we can take at Key One Property before resorting to legal eviction. That's why it's good to have a professional agent look after your property - and to keep you on the right side of the law.

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