Ending a family intervention tenancy
Ending a family intervention tenancy

The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Ending a family intervention tenancy
  • Local authority landlord
  • Review procedure
  • Review by oral hearing
  • Review by written representations
  • Registered provider of social housing
  • New housing
  • Defences

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in collaboration with Public Health England, has produced non-statutory guidance to support landlords with allocating social homes. The guidance contains information on how local authorities and housing associations consider using existing homes that become available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The government makes clear that allocation by local housing authorities continues to be governed by Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 and authorities must have regard to statutory guidance. See further: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker — Government guidance and LNB News 28/04/2020 53.

A family intervention tenancy (FIT) falls within the category of excluded tenancies under the Housing Acts 1985 (HA 1985) and 1988 (HA 1988) as they are terminable on notice without the need for the landlord to prove grounds for termination or possession.

A landlord can gain possession of the property and the tenant can be evicted if they have not complied with the behavioural support conditions throughout the term. The procedure is different depending on whether the landlord is a local authority or a registered provider of social housing.

Local authority landlord

For a local authority to terminate a FIT they must serve a notice of that intention before they can issue the notice to quit. The notice of intention to serve a notice to quit must:

  1. explain that the landlord will serve a notice to

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