District Council in reminder of landlords’ legal requirements over evictions

LANDLORDS in East Lindsey are being reminded that there is a legal procedure for evicting tenants and they must follow it to avoid getting themselves into trouble.

East Lindsey District Council is writing to all Landlords in the District after a Landlord from Sheffield appeared before Sheffield Crown Court for forcibly evicting a tenant who was in rent arrears.

The Landlord received nine months immediate imprisonment and his friend who helped with the eviction was given a six month suspended prison term and a seven day tagged curfew was imposed.

Landlords who wish to evict a tenant must follow the correct legal procedure and this can vary depending upon the type of tenancy and often include obtaining a court order.

Landlords seeking advice on the eviction process should contact a solicitor or obtain advice from the District Council’s Housing Advice team on 01507 601111.

Tenants who feel that due process hasn’t been followed can also contact the Housing Advice Team or the Citizens’ Advice Bureau for advice and assistance on 08444 994199.