Eviction of an occupier of a residential property without a court order is unlawful: Protection from Eviction Act 1977. By doing so an owner risks prosecution in the criminal courts and being sued for damages and costs in the civil courts. Tenant eviction can prove costly. An award for damages can be substantial, as can the costs. The law doesn’t only apply to persons who have occupied lawfully as tenants or licensees, it also applies to squatters.
We advise and represent both owners and occupiers and we may be prepared to act for an occupier on a no-win-no-fee basis.