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Posted 3 October 2014
by Sarah Schooling

Ground 7A will come into force on 20 October 2014

The new Ground 7A will come into force on 20 October 2014.  Ground 7A will give all landlords a mandatory ground for possession where the tenant or anyone living or visiting the property has:-

  • committed a serious offence (as now set out in Schedule 2A of the amended Housing Act 1988):-

o   at the property or

o   in the vicinity or

o   against someone who lives in the neighbourhood or against the landlord’s staff or contractors

  • Breached a term of the new style anti-social behaviour injunctions (to be called Injunctions Preventing Nuisance and Annoyance)
  • Breached a criminal behaviour order
  • Been served with a Closure Order
  • Breached an Abatement Notice or court order to abate a statutory nuisance

Also coming in on 20 October 2014 is the Community Trigger which provides victims with a statutory procedure for requesting a review where they are dissatisfied with an organisation’s response to their complaints of anti social behaviour.

No news yet on when the new style injunctions will come in but we will keep you up to date.

For further information or if you would like training on this subject, please contact the Housing Team on or telephone Sarah Schooling on 01392 667653

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About the author

Sarah Schooling

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

Associate within the housing management team with over 10 years experience