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Eviction and harassment
Landlords (including private landlords, Walsall Housing Group, WATMOS Housing Cooperative and other local housing associations) have to follow proper legal procedures in order to evict tenants. The type of tenancy you have determines whether or not your landlord can evict you, and how the process works. If landlords do not follow the right procedure, they may be breaking the law.
If you are facing eviction for any reason, or are being harassed by your landlord, it is important to get expert advice as soon as possible. This may result in you being able to stay in your home or getting help with finding a new home.
- Contact the Citizens Advice Bureaux or one of the other services in Walsall that may provide advice and information on housing problems. Some of these services are specifically for particular groups of people (eg young people, people from black and minority ethnic groups).
- If you are a private tenant experiencing harassment from your landlord, or you if think you are being illegally evicted, contact Walsall Council's Homeless and Housing Advice Service.
These websites give further information on your rights as a tenant.
- Walsall Council's website has a downloadable leaflet about harassment and illegal eviction.
- Shelter website - information on eviction, and how to deal with harassment or illegal eviction. Includes a downloadable Housing advice booklet on Harassment and illegal eviction.
- Adviceguide website - information on common problems with tenancies, including harassment and eviction.
- Homestamp website - has a downloadable guide to privately renting, including chapters on harassment and illegal eviction.