Harassment

Harassment takes many forms.  It can be an attempt to disrupt the tenant’s life or it can be aimed at forcing the tenant out.

An accumulation of comparatively minor actions can amount to harassment causing serious disruption and anxiety.  Similarly an isolated incident could also be classed as harassment; it depends on the facts of the case.

Particularly virulent examples of harassment by landlords have involved racial harassment, sexual harassment, and attacks on tenants on grounds of their sexuality.

Two offences

  • Landlord / agent
  • Other persons

Two elements

  • Behaviour
  • Intention

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