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Landlord fine for eviction

January 04 2016
The tenant's dumped possessions. © Birmingham Mail The tenant's dumped possessions. © Birmingham Mail
Tenant's belongings dumped and locks changed by rogue lanslord
A Birmingham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 for illegally evicting a mother and her 11-year-old son.

Sead Alimajstorovic changed the locks on the house, and later left her a note saying she could not move back into the house and her belongings were in the garden and shed.

Mr Alimajstorovic was fined £1,035, with £4,044.75 costs and a victim surcharge of £104 after pleading guilty to an offence of unlawful eviction.

Homeless charity Shelter has been campaigning for more rights for tenants, particularly as more homeless people find themselves in private lets.

At the Pavement, we'll also be keeping an eye on how Universal Credit is pushing more councils to place people in private rental accommodation, and reporting on what this means for tenants.

Are you facing eviction?

Use Shelter’s eviction tool to find out if your landlord can legally evict you:
•  England: http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/downloads_and_tools/eviction_checker
•  Scotland: http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/advice_topics/eviction.

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