When tenants take a property, they expect to be able to treat it as their home, live in it in peace and enjoy their privacy. One landlord neglected to allow his tenant that right in the extreme.
He will shortly be sentenced after being found guilty of spying on his tenant using a camera in the bathroom. This was a breach of the tenant's right to quiet enjoyment which the court holds in high regard. Most breaches of the right to quiet enjoyment would be determined by a civil court as a breach of contract but this landlord took it to the extreme and will now be dealt with by the criminal court due to the way that he breached his tenant's right.
If landlords are ever in any doubt as to the right of the tenants to quiet enjoyment and what that means for a tenancy, they should seek legal advice.
A buy-to-let landlord will be sentenced today in Plymouth Crown Court after he admitted to using a secret camera to spy on his student tenant while she used the bathroom.