RECORD DAMAGES AWARDED TO VICTIM OF UNLAWFUL EVICTION
At a hearing on 9/11/2012 at Willesden County Court, a landlord was ordered to pay a total of £20,000.00 in compensation (plus costs) for illegally evicting his tenant.
The tenant, was evicted from his Kilburn home in September 2011. He
came home to find that the locks on the front door of his home had been changed and his belongings left in plastic bags outside the front door.
A friendly reminder to all residential Landlords:
This case was back in 2012, the penalty today for an illegal eviction can be even greater. Our advice is clear! Always use the County Court possession procedures.