Landlady Ogechi Anyanwu of Chigwell and her niece Chanel Anyanwu of Leytonstone were fined and given community service

Thames Magistrates' Court

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A pregnant woman and her husband were unlawfully evicted twice and harrassed by a landlady and her niece.

Landlady Ogechi Anyanwu, 40, of Manford Court, Chigwell and her niece Chanel Anyanwu, 22, of Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone were found guilty in May of unlawful eviction and harassment and sentenced on June 14 at Thames Magistrates' Court.

Both women received 80 hours of community work and were ordered to pay £250 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. 

For more on this story see this week's Waltham Forest Guardian and Chingford Guardian - out on Thursday.

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2:37pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Thunderbird4 says...

I've faced eviction from my landlord, twice. It's a very unpleasant experience and causes extreme stress; the landlord doesn't care, but I bet they wouldn't like to be in the same position.

It's even more galling when it's an illegal eviction, as also, were mine; and there is never any recompense for the abused.
I've faced eviction from my landlord, twice. It's a very unpleasant experience and causes extreme stress; the landlord doesn't care, but I bet they wouldn't like to be in the same position. It's even more galling when it's an illegal eviction, as also, were mine; and there is never any recompense for the abused. Thunderbird4
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2:41pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

Thunderbird4 wrote:
I've faced eviction from my landlord, twice. It's a very unpleasant experience and causes extreme stress; the landlord doesn't care, but I bet they wouldn't like to be in the same position.

It's even more galling when it's an illegal eviction, as also, were mine; and there is never any recompense for the abused.
Yes there is recompense as the victim can sue especially if they have the weight of a conviction as in this case, in their favour. In fact the council will assist in this through the tenancy advisory service.
[quote][p][bold]Thunderbird4[/bold] wrote: I've faced eviction from my landlord, twice. It's a very unpleasant experience and causes extreme stress; the landlord doesn't care, but I bet they wouldn't like to be in the same position. It's even more galling when it's an illegal eviction, as also, were mine; and there is never any recompense for the abused.[/p][/quote]Yes there is recompense as the victim can sue especially if they have the weight of a conviction as in this case, in their favour. In fact the council will assist in this through the tenancy advisory service. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

10:47am Wed 2 Jul 14

Waltham Forest Renters says...

Private renters in Waltham Forest have set up an advocacy and support group for renters in this situation. There are 73,000 private renters in the borough and this number is rising fast. If we work together, we can stop greedy and bullying landlords damaging our lives. Our website will be up and running very soon, at www.wf-renters.org.u
k - in the meantime follow us on Twitter (@wf_renters).
Private renters in Waltham Forest have set up an advocacy and support group for renters in this situation. There are 73,000 private renters in the borough and this number is rising fast. If we work together, we can stop greedy and bullying landlords damaging our lives. Our website will be up and running very soon, at www.wf-renters.org.u k - in the meantime follow us on Twitter (@wf_renters). Waltham Forest Renters
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