ILLEGAL LOCKOUT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
What is a lockout?
A lockout occurs when the landlord and/or agent avoids a legal process and decide to illegally lockout a tenant from their home by changing the locks, cutting off utilities, removing doors and windows, or the out-right removal of the tenant’s personal property.
Can a landlord lockout a tenant from their apartment? NO.
Can the landlord cut off utilities to force tenant to move? NO.
What to do when the landlord locks out a tenant?
What type of information should a tenant have on hand?
Can a tenant pursue legal remedies against the landlord if tenant is locked out of their home?
If you have been locked out, call HCIDLA: 1-866-557-7368.