A landlord from Derby who verbally threatened and unlawfully evicted a tenant has been spared jail.
Sajjad Ahmed appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty last December to the unlawful eviction of a tenant.
The court heard that Ahmed had taken over the management of the property from his brother, who owned the property, after a family bereavement.
Ahmed was accused of being verbally abusive to the tenant, making threats and ordering them to leave the property, without serving the required notice.
The tenant left as they feared for their safety and felt they had no choice to leave.
Ahmed was sentenced to a 16-week curfew and ordered to pay the council’s prosecution costs of £809.02. He was also ordered to a pay a victim surcharge of £85 and compensation to the victim of £100.
District Judge Jonathan Taaffe made it clear that an early guilty plea by Sajjad Ahmed saved him from being sent to prison.