I have already googled this but want to make sure that I am correct.
This evening my friends landlord rang them up to tell them they were being evicted and that they had to be out of the house for tonight and that the landlord would come round to make sure they were gone.
My friend has rent arrears of 1 month at todays date and 2 months as off tomorrow but they had spoke to their landlord and explained that they had began a new job (having been out of work for three months due to illness and difficultly in getting a new job) and would therefore pay the rent for month 1 in 2 weeks time (on receipt of first work pay) and month 2 (the final rent before end of contract) 2 weeks later which the landlord originally said was fine but now tell them they must move.
The landlord also refused to let them claim housing benefits to help sort this rent out even though my friend was jobless.
Am I right in thinking this is illegal to just evict them with 4 hours warning and that the correct procedure was to give 28 days written notice?
(this is in Northern Ireland)