Response: CLG consultation on possession powers for anti-social behaviour

By: Kate Webb
Published: November 2011

Shelter consultation response - mandatory eviction powers for ASB

Overall we are not in favour of the proposals set out in this consultation paper for a mandatory power of possession for ASB. We believe it will lead to eviction being pursued in cases where it is not appropriate and, where tenants have access to legal representation, it will not necessarily meet the Government's aims of fast tracking the process. We are firmly opposed to the additional question proposing to extend the powers for discretionary possession to include criminal behaviour outside of the locality.