Homelessness or harassment
If you’re facing homelessness
If you don’t leave by the end of the notice period, the landlord can take you to county court and start ‘possession proceedings’. If you are likely to become homeless because of a result of this, you should seek advice before you leave. If you leave before the landlord gets a court order, you are less likely to get help with housing from the council.
If you’re being harassed
If your landlord does not give you written notice and is harassing you to leave, you may wish to read our Practical Guide to Harassment and Illegal Eviction. The law protects you against harassment & illegal eviction by enabling a victim to claim damages through the civil court.