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On 3 August 2011 the government published a consultation paper on proposals to introduce a new mandatory power of possession to enable landlords to take swifter action to evict their most anti-social tenants. On 15 August, following the rioting and looting across England between 6 August and 10 August, the consultation was broadened to seek views on whether the existing discretionary ground for possession should be extended to include convictions for riot-related offences committed by the tenant or members of their household, wherever they took place within the United Kingdom.
In respect of the proposed new mandatory power, the consultation paper sought views on how this should be designed; the principles that should underpin it; in what circumstances landlords should be able to use the mandatory power; and, how often in practice they might seek possession using the mandatory power rather than on existing discretionary grounds.
We have now considered all the responses received. Sections two and three of this document summarise responses to the consultation. Section four sets out final proposals and next steps in the light of consultation responses.
This consultation seeks views on the detail and practicalities of a new mandatory power of possession to enable landlords to take swifter action to evict their most anti-social tenants.
The government’s intention is that the necessary legislation be introduced alongside legislative changes required following the Home Office’s recent consultation on reforming tools and powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.