What happens if a landlord evicts a tenant without a court possession order ?
If a landlord evicts a tenant without a court order this could amount to unlawful eviction for which a tenant would be entitled to sue the landlord for compensation.
This could be very costly for the landlord as the measure of damages is based on the difference between the value of the property with a tenant in occupation and the value of the property without a tenant in occupation.
Questions & Answers
- What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
- Can a landlord start possession proceedings before the fixed period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end?
- Once the period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end does the tenant have to leave?
- How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy before he or she can apply for a possession order?
- If the landlord does not pay his or her mortgage and the lender wants to repossess the property, does the tenant have any rights?
- Can a landlord or tenant take action against a trespasser?
- What happens if a landlord evicts a tenant without a court possession order?
- If a property is in need of repair is the tenant or the landlord responsible for carrying out repairs?