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The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional, Saving and Transitory Provisions) Order 2008

The Family Intervention Tenancies (Review of Local Authority Decisions) (England) Regulations 2008 (SI 3111/2008)

Family Intervention Tenancies came into force on 1 January 2009 pursuant to s297-8 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008. (See the Commencement Order, para 4(3)(11)).

Available to both local authorities and RSL’s they provide a means by which a tenancy can be granted with very limited security to tenants who are considered to have caused anti-social behaviour in the past. They are intended to run in tandem with behavioural support services and prescribed information must be served prior to grant.

Termination is by service of a notice to quit. However, local authorities must operate a review procedure set out in the above regulations. However, it is possible that RSL’s may also be subject to a public law challenge if their decision to seek possession is unreasonable (see R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant Housing Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 587.

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