This online classroom will show you, the tenant, how to ask the court for damages if your landlord has illegally locked you out of your unit.
Use this if:
- you are a tenant
- you rent from a private landlord and/or receive Section 8 assistance; AND
- your landlord has locked you out without getting a court order to evict you first.
If you are being evicted too, speak to a Legal Aid Advocate before filling out the forms mentioned in this classroom.
If you live in a Public Housing, this packet will not work for you. Talk to Legal Aid for more information on your options if you are being locked out of your public housing unit. In some other special circumstances, this packet will not work for you because the landlord-tenant code does not apply. These other housing situations include UH housing, day-to-day hotel, or homeless shelters. Talk to a Legal Aid advocate for more information.
If you would like a hard copy of the information presented in this online classroom, check the file below.