Suppose one Is illegally Evicted from their home by an ignorant and zealous landlord. The tenant has some right to use reasonable force to reenter the property, criminal law act 1977 notwithstanding.
The extent, full nature and applicability of this right may be arguable but it does exist.
But what is its duration?
If the landlord has never taken any legal steps to terminate the tenancy then the tenant can use force to reenter an empty property the next day.
What about 48 months following the eviction though?
I’m guessing that some period within that time would be taken to imply that the tenancy is in fact, legally, over.
When does that transformation take place where the tenant no longer has any claim to enter or occupy the property?