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Do you have a copy of your lease please?
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I am sorry to hear about your situation. It’s not easy dealing with this kind of thing and you have my sympathy. I will do everything I can to help. If the lease is in standard commercial terms he can’t throw you out and change the locks. There is a court process he must go through and you could sue him for damages for any losses. If he is holding you in breach of the lease he has to serve a Notice of Irritancy of the lease and then get a court order. There is no reason why you can’t break back in and change the locks and tell the police you are doing so in advance. At the very least you can recover your property and move on. I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything. I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question if it will help you further.