A man has pleaded guilty in a magistrates’ court after he evicted a tenant by unlawfully harassing him and obliging him to give up occupation of the property.
The charges related to incidences in April when, according to Wrexham council, landlord Dave Darby behaved in a way that was intended to interfere with the peace or comfort of the tenant living in the town.
Darby told the tenant that he had less than a week to leave the property and proceeded to empty the property of its contents and change the locks on all the doors.
During the short time the offences occurred damage was caused to the tenant’s property.
A statement from the council says the charges were as a result of Darby failing to serve the required notice to end the tenancy or to obtain a court order to lawfully evict the tenant.
At the time of the offences he was legally obliged to give the tenant six months’ notice to end the tenancy.
Darby was fined £100 with £200 costs and a Victim Surcharge of £35, in a case brought by Wrexham council’s Public Protection Services.
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