Can Jamaican landlord lock out tenant legally?


DEAR LEGAL WIZ,
Can you please tell me if a Landlord can lock out a tenant without taking such a tenant to Court in Kingston, Jamaica?

My wife was illegally locked out by her landlord because she refused to pay him maintenance fee for a side of a house that she rented from him in Kingston, Jamaica. Can she go up to your office 3 South Avenue in Kingston and talk to one of your Legal experts there?

Thanks for your immediate response.
MT
Dear MT,

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No he CANNOT, and she can take legal steps against him.. he can be charged and he can be locked up. ENSURE she makes a proper report and get a receipt from the police

THEN go to the RENT ASSESSMENT BOARD and lodge a complaint and they’ll be glad to assist.

Legal Wiz

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