Articles tagged Unlawful eviction and harassment
Islam v Yap and Others. Claim No: TLQ/09/1130. High Court, 20 November 2009.
This was a claim for unlawful eviction and a tale worthy of a play by Ben Jonson. There were no less than 5 defendants, and such superfluity necessitates an opening description of the nature and the character of the dramatis personae:
Mrs Islam – a [...]
The January 2010 Housing updates in Legal Action have some County Court case reports that hadn’t reached us. You will naturally have already read them in Legal Action, but for our archives…
O’Brien v Hill Barnet County Court 22/09/2009
Mr O’Brien granted Mr Hill a 12 month AST on 9 June 2008. He served a [...]
The December Legal Action also has the annual housing repairs update. A big tip of the hat to Beatrice Prevatt.
We’ve covered most of the cases here, but there are some others that are well worth a mention…
Brunskill v Mulcahy  EWCA Civ 686 (no link)
This was a claim under S.11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 [...]
Aricioglu v Kaan Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court, 16 October 2009.
The December 2009 Legal Action Housing Updates included this County Court claim for harassment and unlawful eviction.
Mr A rented a room in a shared house from Mr K for £75 per week in January 2009. He paid £150 deposit and £150 advance rent. He shortly [...]
Hunt v Hussain, Epsom County Court 31 July 2009 (LAG housing law updates October 2009)
As ever, the Legal Action housing law updates have some useful cases, this from the October 2009 issue. This is another of the reports on County Court judgments on unlawful eviction and harassment cases that are very useful in assessment of [...]
Harassment, in a landlord and tenant context, is behaviour which interferes with the tenant’s use of the property, or behaviour which causes tenants to leave the property (when he would otherwise have stayed) other than by bringing a county court claim for possession. This article gives guidance on when behaviour is or is not harassment. It also gives guidance to tenants on how they can deal with what can often be a difficult, and sometimes frightening, situation.
The August edition LAG housing updates also contain a couple of County Court unlawful eviction and harassment cases that are well worth noting, particularly on quantum.
Abbas v Iqbal, Bow County Court 4 June 2009. Mr Abbas, who was elderly and in poor health, was granted a weekly periodic AST of a single room with shared [...]
In the July edition of Legal Action’s housing reports is the otherwise unreported Salah v Munro Willesden County Court April 2009. This was a harassment and unlawful eviction case. Ms Salah began an assured shorthold tenancy of a room on 23 March 2008 for a 6 month fixed term. Ms S applied for HB which [...]
The May edition of Legal Action’s housing updates contains a report on Khan v Iqbal, Bury County Court, 13 March 2009.
Ms Khan was an assured shorthold tenant on rent of £650 pm. She lived with her children aged 15 and 12 She got into rent arrears.
The landlord and his sons interrupted the electricity supply [...]