Possession

Possession guidance:

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) ASB is a broad term used to describe day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder. ASB includes behaviour such as...

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This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the Anti-social...

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Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014) The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) has reformed the tools available for dealing with...

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Demotion A secure tenancy can be demoted to a 12-month probationary tenancy if the tenant has engaged in housing related anti-social conduct or has used the property for...

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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...

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A landlord can only end an introductory tenancy by obtaining an order of the court for possession. The landlord has a mandatory right to possession and it is not...

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For a local authority (LA) to obtain possession of a flexible tenancy before the end of the fixed term the tenancy must contain a forfeiture or re-entry clause. During...

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Obtaining possession There are various ways that a secure tenancy can be ended, and the landlord obtain possession. A secure tenant can end the tenancy by service of a...

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The remedies open to social landlords to combat nuisance tenants or those involved with crime have gradually been extended by a series of reforms since the 1985 and 1988...

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This Practice Note sets out the scope and aims of the Pre-Action Protocol for Possession Claims by Social Landlords (the Protocol), which applies to residential...

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In Mannai v Eagle Star the House of Lords upheld as valid a contractual break notice containing an obvious error on the ground that a reasonable recipient would not have...

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This Practice Note explains what unlawful eviction is, how and when it may arise from a civil and criminal perspective, the civil remedies available and potential...

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