Legal and illegal eviction
What is illegal eviction?
This is when your landlord attempts to force you out of your home without following correct procedures. They cannot (among other things):
- Change the locks without your consent
- Physically throw you out
- Stop you from getting to parts of your home
Landlords must give you the correct notice if they want you to leave, even if you do not have a written agreement. If you have been asked to leave your home by your landlord you should contact the housing options team.