Evictions have to follow the correct legal process. How this process looks and what your rights are will depend on the type of tenancy you have. The majority of private rental tenants have assured shorthold tenancies, which generally must follow the following eviction process:
If you have been served an eviction notice or are undergoing an eviction, you can get help and independent housing advice from:
What is landlord harassment?
It is illegal for your landlord to harass you or force you to leave your home. A landlord or agent who does so may be liable for prosecution, which could result in a prison sentence or a fine, along with civil damages.
Harassment can be any action your landlord or agent takes to deliberately disrupt your life or make you leave your property. Examples of this can include:
What is illegal eviction?
Any action which stops a tenant accessing all or part of the property, without first following the correct legal steps, is an unlawful eviction. Examples of this can include:
What can you do?
What can we do?
If you have reported the harassment and/or illegal eviction to us using our online form, there are a number of ways we can assist you:
What we can do
What we cannot do
How do I report harassment or an illegal eviction?
To report harassment or an illegal eviction to Salford City Council, or to get some much needed advice about your eviction, you can:
If you are homeless or will be homeless soon due to an unlawful eviction, visit our homelessness section to get support.