Possession orders and Article 8 — a right to remember

Download document:

Possession orders and Article 8 — a right to remember - .PDF file.

By David Bird

A few recent cases have thrown the spotlight onto a sometimes forgotten factor in possession proceedings.

Under the European Convention of Human Rights 1950, public authorities are prohibited from interfering with an individual’s Article 8 rights. These consist of the right to respect for their private and family life, home and correspondence.

The article does limit this, stating that interference by public authorities is permitted in certain circumstances. However, Article 8 is available to tenants, and public authorities should bear this in mind when enforcing possession proceedings…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Veale Wasbrough Vizards briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.