Public sector residential tenancies

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Assignment Assignment is the transfer of the interest in the tenancy to another person. Assignment of a secure periodic tenancy is prohibited except in three situations:...

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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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What is a flexible tenancy? Introduced by the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011), flexible tenancies can be granted by a local authority (LA) where: • the tenant has previously...

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Part 2 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) implements various measures to improve the way housing is managed, by enhancing the power of a local housing...

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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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Secure tenancyIntroductory tenancyFlexible tenancy TermA permanent tenancy. If the terms of the tenancy are not broken the tenancy will continue until ended by either...

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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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The acts and decisions of Private Registered Providers (PRPs) of social housing (formerly in England, and still in Wales) and Registered Social Landlords...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Act 2018 (ST(VDA)A 2018) received Royal Assent on 10 May 2018 and once in force it will require LHAs...

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Insolvency of private not-for-profit registered providers of social housing The social housing sector in England is commonly described as a ‘no default’ sector. This...

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A starter tenancy is an assured shorthold tenancy granted by a registered provider of social housing (RP) and is similar to a local authority introductory tenancy (see:...

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Excluded tenancies A tenancy or licence cannot be secure if it falls within one of the exceptions: • long leases • introductory tenancies • demoted tenancies • property...

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This Practice Note provides guidance upon the tenancy condition, which must be satisfied in order for a tenant to have security of tenure pursuant to section 79 of the...

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A family intervention tenancy (FIT) is a tenancy of a dwelling house granted instead of an assured or secure tenancy to a tenant who has been (or could have been) the...

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Secure tenancy Secure tenancies are the most common form of tenancies provided by local authorities. A secure tenancy exists when: • the property is a dwelling house • it...

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