Harassment and Illegal Eviction
If you are renting your home from a private landlord or a letting agent, you are entitled to live in your home peacefully. If your landlord does anything intended to make you leave your home or interferes with your quiet enjoyment, your landlord is breaking the law.
For help and advice please contact the Housing Options Team by calling 01306 885001 or by visiting Mole Valley District Council's offices at Pippbrook, Dorking.
You can either speak to a Housing Options Officer on the telephone or arrange a personal interview at Pippbrook. Appointments are available from 9am until 4pm, Monday - Friday.
Examples of harassment
- removing or restricting access to services, such as gas, electricity or water, or failing to pay the bills so that these services are cut off
- visiting your home regularly without warning, especially late at night
- interfering with your post
- threatening you
- sending builders around without notice
- entering your home when you are not there, without your permission
- allowing your home to get into such a bad state of repair that it's dangerous for you to stay
- beginning disruptive repair works and not finishing them
- harassing you because of your gender, race or sexuality
- refusing to let you into certain parts of your home, such as the kitchen or bathroom
- stopping you from having guests
- intentionally moving in other tenants who cause a nuisance to you
- forcing you to sign agreements which take away your legal rights
- your landlord locks you out
- if your landlord is threatening or violent, call the police immediately.