landord eviction

United States
September 16, 2006 12:50pm CST
my landlord turned off my power, water and changed locks without an eviction or any notice what should I do??
10 responses
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
18 Sep 06
Just give a police complaint and with the copy of the complaint file a civil complaint in lower courts. The Landlords have no business to disturb you. 1. To vacate you he has to give 3 months notice 2. He cannot increase the rent arbitrarily without incorporating the clause in agreement 3. He has to compensate for the hardships created for your like power-cut, water supply cut and changing the locks.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
18 Sep 06
Get legal help, he is supposed to give u a notice before he can do anything
@ransome (276)
• Nigeria
17 Sep 06
sue him to court ok
• United States
17 Sep 06
get off the internet and get local legal help from a real live person
@SunnyDays (1071)
• Bahamas
17 Sep 06
Have you paid your rent in time ? Any reason you can think off why he would do that ?? I would get legal advise right away
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
17 Sep 06
yes you should get a lawyer. and did you call the cops?did you turn to anyone for help?
@babray06 (1787)
• India
17 Sep 06
You should contact a lawyer immediately.
16 Sep 06
me and my family rented a house and was given 2 months to get out due to the landlord wanted to sell property, we have 2 children and i stayed there until we got council house it took over 5 months and when i saw legal advice there was nothing she could do as we were still paying rent. lucky for us we were with a letting agency and he was on our side and told her she could'nt do anything as we had no where to go.. recently i watching neighbours from hell on tv and there was a man who lived in a property for over 5 years the landlord could not get him out. the tennant has more rights now and the landlord can not change any locks without court, so you can break in and change them thers not anything they can do just take you to court and it takes time. good luck with finding somewhere else.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
16 Sep 06
If he changed your locks, how did you get in?
• United States
16 Sep 06
I would think that that is illegal . Get some legal advice.