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No, you can't I'm afraid.If you do then that is unlawful eviction which is a criminal offence. It is also harassment which is another offence.
I realise that bad tenants are not deserving of our sympathy but I'm afraid they still enjoy the protection of the law.
You will need to get a possession order at court to remove them if they refuse to go.
I'm very sorry.
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that is unlawful eviction which is a criminal offence. It is also harassment which is another offence.
Turning off the utilities is a classic example. Just like disabling the toilet.
The police don't actually prosecute it much any more preferring instead to waste millions of taxpayers money on dangerous criminals who tried to kiss somebody in 1972.
However, a civil court would make you pay compensation. It isn't a good idea.
Just sue the tenant for anything he owes.
If you get a CCJ against them the council won't rehome them again.
Yes, he could do that.
He could get an emergency injunction to get back in. It depends how litigious he is.