‘A Practical Guide to the Law of Unlawful Eviction and Harassment – 2nd Edition’ by Stephanie Lovegrove


Paperback: 978-1-913715-23-6
Published: August 2020
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Claims for unlawful eviction and associated harassment can be complex and often require careful management, particularly in the early stages. Urgent relief is often necessary to ensure a client is accommodated and his or her belongings safeguarded.

The second edition of this practical guide is aimed at lawyers and lay-persons alike and provides a detailed but concise guide to managing litigation in this highly specialised field. This edition includes updates on the interrelationship between the covenants for quiet enjoyment and non-derogation from grant as well as Rent Repayment Orders and Banning Orders; the calculation of general damages for trespass in the light of Smith v Khan; the procedure for claims, injunctions and committal proceedings; and the progress of the review of damages-based agreements.


Stephanie Lovegrove is a barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square specialising in Housing, Local Government and Property law. She has over 14 years’ experience of acting for both landlords and tenants in housing-related disputes, including unlawful eviction claims. Stephanie is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 where she has been described as “demonstrating prowess across all areas of landlord and tenant law”, “absolutely excellent: clients and solicitors love her alike” and “very sharp, picking up the important issues quickly”.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – Unlawful Eviction (Contractual Claims)
Chapter Three –Unlawful Eviction (Claims in Tort)
Chapter Four – Unlawful Eviction (Criminal Offences and Other Remedies)
Chapter Five – Harassment (Civil and Civil Remedies)
Chapter Six – Damages
Chapter Seven – Injunctions and Undertakings
Chapter Eight – Committal Proceedings
Chapter Nine – Funding (CFAs, DBAs and Legal Aid)
Chapter Ten – Bringing a Claim for Unlawful Eviction and Harassment