Landlord Harassment Claims
Some landlords can be a bit difficult, but when being difficult develops into landlord harassment, your rights to feel safe and secure in your own home are threatened.
When renting a property, that property becomes your home; a safe and secure space. Your rights as a tenant are not just ideals, where harassment is concerned your rights are protected by law.
Understand Landlord Harassment and Your Rights
At AWH Solicitors we have a no tolerance approach to harassment and believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Harassment can come in many forms and in differing severity, causing the tenant to feel anything from annoyed and uncomfortable, to traumatised and distressed.
Knowing what kind of behaviour is 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 from which your landlord can be ordered to pay compensation for potential losses and emotional trauma caused by their poor conduct.
Learn More about Your Rights
Here we explain what is meant by landlord harassment and why AWH Solicitors are the team to help deliver you with the compensation you deserve.
What is landlord harassment?
Harassment generally describes any unwanted or offensive behaviour and can be defined as putting excessive pressure on an individual with the aim to intimidate.
There are many forms of harassment your landlord could be exposing you to.
You could for example be subjected to spoken or written abuse, receive images or videos sent to intimidate or humiliate or be antagonised by your landlords' offensive physical gestures.
Landlord harassment may be more specific where their behaviour may deliberately cause disruption or discomfort to your life and more severe cases of harassment can even cause you to feel unsafe.
When harassment becomes a criminal offence
In some cases landlord harassment will be deemed as 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 is there to protect you against harassment and discrimination.
Harassment becomes unlawful discrimination when the landlord’s behaviour relates to certain “protected characteristics” as stated in the Equality Act 2010.
If the harassment your landlord has subjected you to was of a discriminatory nature, discriminating against you because of one of these characteristics the landlord would be 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, AWH Solicitors are here to listen.
We will do what we can to see that you are compensated for the actions of your landlord.
Experienced Solicitors for Cases Involving Landlord Harassment
We are here for you as we have been here for many of our previous clients who fell victim to harassment.
More than dedicated to your case, we promise to show you the respect that your landlord has failed to provide you with.
Claim Compensation for the Harassment you have been Subjected to
We know that seeking legal action can be a daunting prospect. By making a claim with the help of the team at AWH Solicitors you will be led through every step of the process while we ensure we are keeping things straight-forward and stress-free.
To learn more about what landlord harassment is and to find out if you can make a claim, get in touch today.
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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.
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