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Unlawful Evictions

Landlords must follow a legal process to request that their tenants move out of their property.


There are several stages in this process and a landlord must follow each stage of this process.


If a Landlord does not follow the correct legal process and takes matters into their own hands, for example changes the locks or harasses and forces a tenant to move out they would be acting unlawfully.


If you have been subjected to your landlord changing your locks or forcing, you to leave your tenancy without following the correct legal process you may have been unlawfully evicted and you may potentially be entitled to compensation.


In this situation it is vital to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Our Housing team can assist you with your case, advise you on your rights and potentially help you to make a claim for compensation against your Landlord.




Legal Aid

Funding is potentially available to help if you have been unlawfully evicted from your home.  We will assess your entitlement to free legal advice under the Legal Aid scheme.

Fixed fees

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we are able to offer our fixed fee service.

These are designed to make Housing advice accessible and affordable and to give peace of mind that you will know from the outset an estimate of the total costs.

An initial diagnostic interview to take information from you and advise you on the next steps and estimate of costs will cost £200.00 plus VAT.

If further work is required, we will be able to give you an estimate at the diagnostic interview of any additional costs.

How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us on 0114 2496609 or 0114 2496666 and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

Speak to our team today

The Housing Team

Our team, headed up by housing law expert Graham Hogarth, is a dedicated team with many years of experience. Delivering quality law with excellent care, they understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in legal process but in real lives. It’s a team you’ll want on your side.

The Housing Team

Marie Busfield


0114 249 6627
Tracy Hinchcliffe


0114 249 6635
Graham Hogarth

Consumer Claims and Civil Disputes

0114 249 6630
Samuel Wattret


0114 249 6648