New Clause 1 - Factors for court considering granting possession order for anti-social behaviour

Renters (Reform) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 28 Tachwedd 2023.

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“In the 1988 Act, in section 9A—

(a) in subsection (2), after paragraph (c) insert—

‘(d) whether the person against whom the order is sought has co-operated with any attempt by the landlord to encourage the conduct to cease.’;

(b) after subsection (2) insert—

‘(3) Where the person against whom the order is sought is a tenant occupying an HMO, in considering effects mentioned in subsection (2)(a) the court must have particular regard to the effect on other occupiers who share with that person accommodation or facilities within the HMO.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) occupiers of an HMO share accommodation or facilities if they are each entitled to use that accommodation or those facilities under the terms of a tenancy or licence to occupy.

(5) In subsection (3) “HMO” has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (see section 77 of that Act).’”—(Jacob Young.)

This new clause amends the factors for the court to take into account when considering whether to grant a possession order on the discretionary anti-social behaviour ground of possession. It adds co-operation with any engagement from the landlord as a factor and adds a requirement for the court to consider in particular effects on other tenants of the same HMO. It is expected to be inserted after clause 3.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.