• Evictions

    Advice for landlords and tenants about evictions

    Landlords must follow strict procedures if they want a tenant to leave their property. You can find out more about council and housing evictions or private renting evictions.

  • Repairs and rent

    Advice for tenants and landlords about withholding rent due to outstanding repairs

    Tenants do not have the right to withhold rent because a landlord has failed to do repairs. If a tenant withholds rent a landlord may start possession proceedings against them and increase the risk of eviction. Find out more information and advice.

  • Squatting

    Information for property owners and squatters

    Squatting is when someone deliberately enters property without permission and lives there, or intends to live there.  Anyone who originally enters a property with the permission of the landlord is not a squatter.

    You can remove squatters using an interim possession order (IPO) or making a claim for possession.  Don’t try to remove the squatters yourself using force or the threat of force - you’re committing a crime if you do.

    Find out more about the law on squatting

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