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Residential Property
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Property Litigation
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to address the issues and common steps that can be taken for public sector landlords to deal with problem and nuisance tenants short of eviction. It will look at a range of public law powers and orders that can be sort to deal with antisocial behaviour and the pros and cons of each. Attention will also be given to the wider issues as to whether these measures are any use.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what a FIT is and how it can be obtained;
  • Understand the purpose and effect of a drink banning order;
  • Know the relevant details relating to premises closure orders;
  • Be aware how ASBOs and ASBIs fit within this regime;
  • Be aware of the relevant case law concerning a landlord's liability for nuisance tenants;
  • Understand the merits of pursuing a prevention rather than cure approach to problem tenants;
  • Understand the shortcomings of the current system.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Housing & Regeneration Act 2008 S297;
  • Part 1A Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, s11A, s11B;
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998 s1AA & 1AB;
  • Criminal Justice and Information Act 2008 s124;
  • Housing Act 1988 s9A;
  • Housing Act 1985 s84;
  • London Borough of Brent v Doughan (2007) EWCA Civ 135;
  • Knowsley Housing Trust v Prescott and another (2009) EWHC 924;
  • Smith v Scott [1973] Ch 314;
  • Hussain v Lancaster City Council [2000] 1 Q.B;
  • Mitchell v Glasgow City Council [2009] UKHL 11;
  • X & Y v Hounslow LBC [2009] EWCA Civ 286;
  • R (on the application of Weaver) v London & Quadrant Housing Trust [2008] EWHC 1377.

This podcast looks at the range of measures open to public sector landlords and housing associations to deal with problem tenants causing anti-social behaviour.

Podcast added: 19/04/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-06-25

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