Housing eviction

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 February, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 11 February, 1995, 12:00am

LANDLORDS using illegal means to recover their premises may face heavier penalties. According to a government document circulated to legislators, an increase to $1 million in the maximum penalties for harassing or illegally evicting tenants is being considered.

The present penalty is a fine of $500,000 and on second conviction, imprisonment for 12 months. The Government said it recognised the need to maintain a sufficient deterrent to protect tenants and sub-tenants from harassment and unlawful eviction.