A landlord has been jailed for nine months for bullying his tenant.
The tenant was thrown out onto the street bare foot by his landlord and a 'stocky pal' after failing to pay his rent on time.
The landlord Jay Allen, aged 30, of Padley Way, Sheffield Lane Top, forcibly evicted the tenant Chris Blades
from a shared rental house without obtaining a proper court order
The judgetold the landlord in sentencing “You decided that because the rent
had not been paid you were going to evict the tenant unless he came up
with the money immediately, which was impossible.
considerable presence, together with that of your co-accused, you went
to dominate, frighten and overwhelm Mr Blades.”
The 'stocky pal' Razwan Mohammed was sentenced to six months imprisonment for his part in the affair.
This story should highlight the importance of landlord behaviour towards their tenants and the seriousness of any case of harassment by a landlord.