New Rules to Make Eviction of Tenants From Hell Easier


The Government is to take action to make the process of evicting anti-social tenants quicker, it was announced today.
Anti-social behaviour is a serious problem where it occurs and harassment by neighbours blights the lives of some social tenants. The process by which the landlord can evict tenants responsible for anti-social behaviour can often take years.

Under the proposals, judges will have the ability to order the eviction of tenants who have been the subject of an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO). When evicted, the tenant will be regarded as intentionally homeless, negating their right to demand that the council re-house them.

The main purpose of the new approach is said to be deterrence, in that the threat of being homeless is thought likely to exercise a moderating influence on anti-social behaviour.

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