Harassment by landlord
Harassment is when a landlord, or someone acting on behalf of a landlord:
- Carries out acts which are likely to interfere with the peace and comfort of an occupier
- Persistently withdraws or withholds services required by the occupier.
Common examples of harassment
- Disconnection of essential services such as electricity, gas or water.
- Removal or interference with occupier's belongings.
- Preventing access to bathroom, kitchen or garden to which the occupier has shared or exclusive right.
- Entering an occupier's home without consent.
- Making threats to persuade an occupier to leave.
It is an offence for a landlord (or someone acting on their behalf) to harass a tenant.