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Cambridge City Council

Unlawful eviction and harassment in private rented accommodation

Private tenants are entitled to live peacefully in their home. Landlords cannot force them to leave the property without following the correct legal procedures.

Contact us if you are threatened with unlawful eviction, whether by direct threat or harassment. A direct threat could be changing the locks when you are out, and harassment might be stopping the supply of power or water.

We will contact the landlord or agent and take appropriate action. We will try to facilitate mediation between tenant and landlord, and we have powers to prosecute if necessary.

Keep a record of all relevant incidents, as you may be asked to make a formal statement or appear as a witness in court.

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