Section 21 or Section 8 notice
If you are being evicted by your private landlord there are a number of ways that we can help. There are rules that your landlord must follow depending on the type of tenancy you have. You can read more information on what these rules are if you are renting privately here.
If you are renting from a social landlord for more information please see here.
Your landlord has duties to undertake repairs if you have told them about the problem. Sometimes a landlord does not do the repairs, disagrees that repairs need to be done or disputes who is responsible. For information on what to do if you find yourself in this situation, go to the Citizen's Advice Website.
Whatever type of tenancy you have, your landlord does not have the right to harass you. For example, they should not call round whenever they wish, disconnect your fuel supplies, take your belongings or threaten to harm you. Your landlord cannot evict you without obtaining an eviction warrant from a court. Harassment and Illegal Eviction are criminal offences and if found guilty, your landlord could be fined, sent to prison, or both. Our Housing Options Team can intervene and mediate with your landlord to stop harassment or illegal eviction, and help get you back in your home. For more information on landlord harassment visit Shelter's website.
Family or Friends Exclusion or being Evicted by a Resident Landlord
If you have a resident landlord you have the rights of an excluded occupier. If you have problems in your current lodgings, we can negotiate for you to continue the arrangement where this is appropriate. Where this is not going to work, we can advise you on the best course of action to resolve your situation. For more information visit Shelter's website.