This submission raises concerns about, and indeed challenges, the manner in which local authorities recover possession using Section 62 of the Housing Act 1966. We very much welcome the proposals to amend the process of terminating the tenancies of local authority tenants and we hope that the legislation will introduce a fair, transparent and proportionate process for recovering possession of a person’s home. We are acutely aware, through our weekly advice clinics, of the problems caused by anti-social behaviour. This serves to emphasise the need for a robust, fair and transparent process with the principle of proportionality at its core. Evicting a person from his/her home should always be a last resort.
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