Rosalind Burgin wins £43,000 in compensation and costs in unlawful eviction case

20 March 2024

Rosalind Burgin

There was recent success for Rosalind Burgin who won more than £43,000 in compensation and costs in an unlawful eviction case.

The claimant came home to find his belongings on the street and the locks changed, the day after an altercation with his landlords.

Rosalind’s client was made homeless by these events and no longer able to care for his son, who has serious health conditions.

Rosalind successfully claimed for compensation for the landlord’s failure to secure the tenancy deposit. The landlord disputed that a deposit was ever paid but the Court found that Rosalind’s client was credible.

Further to this, the landlords counterclaimed as they alleged that Rosalind’s client had caused significant damage to the property. Rosalind’s client denied this in full and this was dismissed in full.

The landlord counterclaimed for rent arrears, however the parties disagreed on the amount of rent that was due, and the Court found their account not to be credible.

£2,000 of the damages were aggravated and exemplary damages.

Rosalind was instructed by Shelter National Legal Team.

We are currently accepting applications for tenancy from  experienced housing barristers. If you would like to find out more, please go to our tenancy page.

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