New absolute ground for possession

A method to speed up the possession process in cases where anti-social behaviour or criminality has already been proven by another court.

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 received royal assent on 13 March 2014 and became fully operational from 20 October 2014. It introduced several simpler, more effective powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and providing better protection for victims and communities.

 

The new absolute ground for possession will speed up the possession process in cases where anti-social behaviour or criminality has already been proven by another court. A landlord will no longer need to prove that it is reasonable to grant possession & the court will be more likely to determine cases in a single, short hearing.

It is aimed at the most serious incidents of anti-social behaviour. Social landlords and private rental landlords can use the procedure. It is hoped that the new absolute ground for possession will shorten the process for evicting anti-social tenants thus reducing the time victims and neighbours have to endure the behaviour.  

 

Recovery of possession of dwelling-houses: anti-social behaviour grounds – Legislation.gov.uk

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act ... - Gov.UK

Fact sheet – Gov.uk



 

 

 

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