Illegal eviction

Your landlord must follow the correct procedures to evict you from your home. An illegal eviction is a criminal offence; however, there are different rules depending on the type of accommodation you occupy. The Housing Service will be able to advise you of your rights.

If you think you are being evicted illegally, contact the Housing Service as soon as possible for advice and assistance.

It’s usually an illegal eviction if your landlord:
• threatens or harasses you to leave
• physically throws you out
• stops you going into certain parts of your home
• changes the locks whilst you are out
• forces you to leave before the bailiffs arrive to evict you

If your landlord is violent or threatens violence towards you or anyone you live with, call the police. You can visit the Housing Duty Desk in the council offices at Beech Hurst 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays.

Alternatively you can call the council to make an appointment to see a Housing Officer. See details below:

Test Valley Borough Council, north of Stockbridge
Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road
Hampshire SP10 3AJ
Phone: 01264 368000

Test Valley Borough Council, south of Stockbridge
Former Magistrates Court
Church Street, Romsey
SO51 8AQ
Phone: 01794 527700