illegally evicted 4 years ago in Local Authority, Council Tax and Business Rates Issues Posted September 21, 2012 You may have had a claim had you done something right away. As previously said, he lied to the Police, but then you would have had to prove he had lied..which would have been difficult. It would probably been out down to your word against his..unless you have strict proof he had seen you in the time he said he hadn't. The stronger claim would have been using an old notice to evict you. There is the statute of limitation act, which means you must make the claim within 6 years. If you have cleared the arrears, and it is less than 6 yrs ago, you may have a claim. As said previously, if you haven't cleare them, I'd leave well alone! If you have, then give CAB a ring and ask a out times allowed for making a claim against the LL, if someone on here doesn't come along and let you know more on the time span.