New remedies for possession — Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

By Bukola Aremu

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives social landlords new powers to obtain possession against tenants causing nuisance and/or anti-social behaviour.

Recovery of possession of property for nuisance and anti-social behaviour is found in Part 5 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. Part 5 contains a list of five conditions allowing a landlord absolute grounds for possession as well as discretionary grounds for possession in matters relating to anti-social behaviour only.

The new remedy is available to social landlords providing accommodation to tenants under secure and assured tenancies…

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