Social Landlord Can’t Ignore its Own Procedures


A social landlord that failed to follow its own procedures when it sought possession of one of its properties met with a rebuff in the High Court recently. It  applied for possession of a flat occupied by a woman with a ‘starter tenancy’ – an assured shorthold tenancy.

However, the association failed to follow its own procedures and policy when it sought possession., which the Court ruled  made the housing association’s decision to seek possession unlawful.
This case highlights how important it is for social housing providers and others to follow their stated policies and procedures when seeking possession of property.

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