Changing Locks

You are here : Member Forums Letting Agents Changing Locks
This topic has been locked as no posts have been made within the last 90 days.
D
Dynamite
430 Posts
8 Thanks
If a tenant defaults on rent payment or breaches any term or obligation in the contract, you as landlord must not change the locks to the property to stop the tenant gaining entry, as this would amount to unlawful eviction and is a criminal offence. Re-possession must be done in the proper way via notice being served on the tenant by the landlord, and eviction through the courts if the tenant disregards the notice. Some contracts expressly state that the landlord will change the locks in such circumstances. However, any term in a tenancy agreement cannot make something legal which in law would be a criminal offence.
This member has been thanked by 1 member for this post.
01/05/2007 00:00

Want to read more?

This is a members only forum, if you want to read more you need to login to your membership, if you are not a member, click here to join.

This topic has been locked as no posts have been made within the last 90 days.
Landlord & Investment Show
Martin Co
Envirovent
Landlord Broadband

Share this page