Illegal Eviction Compensation
Your home, rented or otherwise, should be a place in which you feel safe and respected.
In rental properties sometimes things simply don’t work out and you end up moving into another property. However, if you are asked to leave by your landlord – or evicted – there are certain procedures that they must follow to be in line with the law.
Being evicted from your home is a distressing process in itself, but to be illegally evicted can be an entirely different, more traumatic experience.
Understanding Illegal Eviction and Your Rights
If you have been the victim of illegal eviction you may be entitled to compensation.
The team at AWH Solicitors have worked tirelessly to see that our clients have been awarded with the illegal eviction compensation that they deserve, and are here for you.
Learn More about Your Rights
It is important that you understand your rights as a tenant and understand you options if you suspect your landlord has illegally evicted you from their property.
To make things a bit easier we have compiled all the important information about illegal eviction for you here; including you rights as a tenant, the landlord’s legal responsibilities and how AWH Solicitors can help.
Illegal eviction in the law
Whilst your landlord can ask that you leave the property, it is a criminal offence if they do not follow the correct legal steps as stated by law.
The law stipulates between landlords with tenants and those with lodgers, where a lodger is renting and living in the same property as the landlord.
Illegal eviction of a tenant
Only court bailiffs with a legal warrant can legally evict you, even if your landlord has received the court order for you to leave.
It is essential that before the bailiffs arrive that your landlord has:
- Given you notice to leave
- Gone to court to get a possession order
- Applied to a court for a bailiff to evict you
If your landlord has not followed these steps and has otherwise forced you to leave, you have been illegally evicted. This further means that you are likely able to claim your due compensation.
Landlord offences that contribute to illegal eviction
There are a number of actions a landlord could illegally take to evict you. If your landlord has taken any of the below actions you will have definitely been evicted illegally.
- Physically throws you out
- Forces you from the property by harassing or threatening you
- Physically prevents you from getting into certain areas of the rented property
- Changes the locks while you are out of the property
Claiming for compensation
In any case, illegal eviction is devastating in the short-term, but can have damaging consequences long-term.
We wouldn’t want anyone to suffer from the consequences of an illegal eviction but if it has happened to you, we want to see that you receive the compensation you deserve.
We hope that your compensation will not only to help cover the initial trauma and costs, but help you to rebuild your life in a new home as well.
Illegal Eviction Compensation with AWH Solicitors
If you find yourself reading this, the chances are you have been the victim of illegal eviction.
You may be wary about taking legal action by making a claim against you landlord, especially if you have already had to deal with a lot of hassle as a result of their aggressive behaviour.
Guiding You Through the Claims Process
We aim to take all of the stress out of your legal proceedings, guiding you through each step from claim to compensation with ease.
We know all of the legal jargon can be a bit overwhelming which is why we keep things simple and clear, always ensuring you are always fully up to date about process.
Our Commitment to You
Our solicitors are dedicated, experienced, and driven to get you the illegal eviction compensation that you deserve.
To find out whether you are eligible to receive illegal eviction compensation and to learn more about how AWH Solicitors can help, get in touch with the team today.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their housing disrepair claims against their social landlords on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
Our experienced solicitors will be able to guide you through the claims process to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are owed.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
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