Although there is no excuse for a landlord harassing or illegally evicting an occupier, in some cases it may help to understand the landlord’s reasons, particularly if the matter can be resolved by mediation. Sometimes the landlord may not know that they are acting illegally and they may be encouraged to approach the situation is a different way.
Common problems in a tenancy are:
Can the situation be resolved if a realistic financial plan is negotiated? Are you eligible for any additional financial help?
Inspecting or entering the property
Reasonable notice should be given of an inspection. Can you negotiate with the landlord to agree how often it is acceptable to inspect the property? It is not acceptable for the landlord to enter the property without notice and the landlord does not have an automatic right to a key unless the tenancy agreement states this to be a condition of the tenancy.
If you go away for a long time without notifying the landlord she/he may mistakenly think that the property has been abandoned. It is important to keep the landlord up to date.