News article published on: 22nd December 2020
Here at Osbornes we have seen illegal evictions on the increase during this global pandemic. Osbornes have been advising many tenants who have unfortunately found themselves locked out of their homes or threatened with harm if they refuse to leave private rented accommodation.
Osbornes recently assisted a young mum who occupied a room in an unlicensed HMO with her daughter and elderly mum who were threatened by the landlord with physical violence and a threat of putting out their belongings on the street.
As a result of our intervention the client secured temporary accommodation with a local authority. We are pleased that the council accepted a full housing duty and following a suitability challenge by our firm the family has recently moved into suitable long term accommodation.
If you are at risk of being evicted from your home, the housing team at Osbornes can help and can often make urgent applications on your behalf. To speak with one of our specialist housing lawyers please call us or fill in an online enquiry form and we will call you back.