If your landlord is harassing you

Harassment is illegal and it can take many forms.

It counts as harassment if your landlord or someone acting on their behalf:

  • cuts off your gas, electricity or water supply
  • is violent or threatens you with violence
  • opens your mail or removes your belongings
  • enters your home without permission
  • sends tradesmen in without notice or at unsociable hours (unless it's an emergency)
  • behaves badly towards you because of your gender, race or sexuality
  • treats you badly because of your physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, family status or if you're in receipt of public assistance
  • otherwise unreasonably interferes with your use and enjoyment of your home

Find out more about landlord harassment and how to stop it at Shelter or call us using the details below for advice.