Indiana landlords must follow specific rules and procedures when evicting a tenant (see the article How Evictions Work: What Renters Need to Know, on this site). The state forbids landlords from taking the law into their own hands. Examples of illegal “self-help” evictions include changing the locks, removing the front door, or turning off the heat or electricity—all of which may be the basis for a tenant suing a landlord.
If you decide to sue your landlord for an illegal eviction, check Indiana law. (You’ll find Indiana rules prohibiting self-help evictions at Ind. Code Ann. §â