Landlord harassment claims
Understanding landlord harassment and your rights
We have a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Harassment comes in different forms, with different levels of severity. You might feel anything from annoyed and uncomfortable, to traumatised and distressed. Whatever you feel, knowing what behaviours are legally classed as landlord harassment will help you understand your rights.
If your landlord has harassed you, you may be entitled to make a landlord harassment claim. If successful, your landlord would be ordered to pay compensation for potential losses and emotional trauma caused by their poor conduct.
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We think it’s important to explain exactly what is meant by landlord harassment and why we’re the right team to help get you the compensation you deserve.
What is landlord harassment?
Harassment generally describes any unwanted or offensive behaviour. It can be defined as putting excessive pressure on an individual, with the aim of intimidating them.
There are many forms of harassment your landlord could be imposing on you.
For example, your landlord may be harassing you verbally or in writing. You may have been sent images or videos intended to intimidate or humiliate you. Or you may have been subjected to offensive physical gestures.
Landlord harassment can be more specific when their behaviour deliberately causes disruption or discomfort to your life. In more severe cases harassment can even cause you to feel unsafe.
When harassment becomes a criminal offence
In some cases, landlord harassment is deemed a criminal offence. This behaviour may include:
- Stopping services like water, gas or electricity
- Withholding keys
- Refusing to carry out repairs
- Opening your post or moving your belongings
- Regularly showing up at the property without warning
- Threatening behaviour – physical or verbal
- Sexual harassment
If these actions are carried out by an ‘agent’ of the landlord, such a friend or relative, it is still considered landlord harassment.
Harassment, unlawful discrimination and The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 protects you against harassment and discrimination. Harassment can actually be classed as ‘unlawful discrimination’ if your landlord’s behaviour relates to the nine ‘protected characteristics’ which are outlined in the Equality Act 2010.
If your landlord’s harassment has discriminated against you because of one of these characteristics, they are in direct breach of the Equality Act 2010.
- Religion, belief, or not following a particular religion or beliefs
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment
- Marital status
If you think you have been the victim of harassment or unlawful discrimination, we are here to listen and help. We know how humiliated and upset you feel, which is why we want to help you. We will do our best to see that you are compensated for your landlord’s illegal and completely unacceptable behaviour.
Experienced solicitors for cases involving landlord harassment
Filing harassment charges
We understand that filing harassment charges against your landlord can be a daunting prospect. But we’re here for you every step of the way, just as we have been for many other previous clients who were victims of harassment from their landlord.
We promise to show you the respect that your landlord has not and help you to be in a position where you feel safe again.
Take action against your landlord with a harassment claim
By making a claim with our help, you will be led through a clear, logical process that is designed to keep everything straight-forward and stress-free.
We understand that being harassed by your landlord makes you feel trapped and vulnerable, so we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable when you come to us. We want to help you move forward and be able to put the past behind you.
Our team always approach cases with the utmost care and sensitivity, providing support as well as legal guidance. To learn more about what landlord harassment is and whether you can make a claim, get in touch with our team today.
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