What happens to a landlord who does an unlawful eviction of a tenant from a room rental in the landlord's primary residence, after the 30-day notice to vacate has passed?
So, you’re renting a room in a person’s home. I assume that the owner of the house is the landlord in this situation, though it could be some other person who has leased the entire house and is subletting one room to you.Either way, you’re not wanted in the house anymore. How did the landlord carry out an “unlawful eviction”? And what did you do to trigger that notice to vacate?If you chose to ignore the notice to vacate, both you and the landlord are on shaky ground. You, because sooner or later the landlord could (most likely) get a court order to remove you, at which time a sheriff (or other law enforcement officer) will come and escort you out of the house. The landlord because they really, really don’t want you there, and might have to appear in court in order to get you out, or takes measures that might not be legal in order to get you out.Perhaps you could sue the landlord, but that doesn’t mean that you will win. If what motivated the landlord to remove you from the house was bad behavior on your part, I would say it’s 50/50 whether your lawsuit will prevail in court. You might find yourself on the losing end of the suit and owe moneys to the landlord.Still, it’s difficult for me, or any uninvolved party, to offer valid advice without significantly more information.If you feel injured and are seeking recourse, your best advice is going to be provided by an attorney.