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Illegal Evictions in the Private Rented Sector

Online ContactEmail:  Housing Enforcement          Tel: 023 8028 5151

What if my landlord harasses me or tries to illegally evict me?

Your landlord must follow the correct procedure to evict you from your home. If your landlord tries to evict you without applying to court, or makes it difficult for you to remain there, such as harasses you to leave, or withdraws essential services such as gas, water or electricity, they may be breaking the law.

An illegal eviction is a criminal offence; however, there are different rules depending on the type of accommodation you occupy. If you think that you have been illegally evicted or harassed by your landlord, then please contact our Private Sector Housing Team who will be able to advise you of your rights. If this occurs out of normal office hours, please contact the police who will be able to assist. If you become homeless and require emergency assistance outside of normal office hours, please contact out of hours  on 023 8028 5250.

If your landlord is violent or threatens violence towards you or anyone you live with, call the police.

Updated: 19 Mar 2019
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