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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.
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.