544. Right to damages for unlawful eviction conferred by the Housing Act 1988.

The right, conferred by the Housing Act 1988, to damages for unlawful eviction1 applies if, at any time after 9 June 1988, a landlord2 ('the landlord in default'), or any person acting on his behalf, unlawfully deprives the residential occupier of any premises of his occupation of the whole or part of the premises3. That right also applies if, at any time after 9 June 1988, a landlord ('the landlord in default'), or any person acting on his behalf:

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    (1)     attempts unlawfully to deprive the residential occupier of any premises of his occupation of the whole or part of