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Landlord fine for eviction

 
January 5th 2016
 

The tenant's dumped possessions. © Birmingham Mail
A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 for illegally evicting a mother and her 11-year-old son.

Sead Alimajstorovic changed the locks on the house, and later left her a note saying she could not move back into the house and her belongings were in the garden and shed.

Mr Alimajstorovic was fined £1,035, with £4,044.75 costs and a victim surcharge of £104 after pleading guilty to an offence of unlawful eviction.

Homeless charity Shelter has been campaigning for more rights for tenants, particularly as more homeless people find themselves in private lets.

At the Pavement, we'll also be keeping an eye on how Universal Credit is pushing more councils to place people in private rental accommodation, and reporting on what this means for tenants.

Are you facing eviction?

Use Shelter’s eviction tool to find out if your landlord can legally evict you:
•  England: http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/downloads_and_tools/eviction_checker
•  Scotland: http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/advice_topics/eviction.

 
 
 

Jan/Feb 2016

 

Contents

Call to open buildings

Surviving homelessness

Surviving the streets

Getting off the streets

Body and soul

Making move-on work

Voices of the street: what we can learn from Brazil

Make coffee for change

Young Scots struggle

Bin death warning

The Spice ain’t nice

Homeless: sanction risk doubles

Prof Green on homelessness

Landlord fine for eviction

Advice: self-harm

 

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