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Tenants And Landlords (Service Personnel)

Volume 885: debated on Friday 31 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now publish a series of advertisements similar to those published by his Department in the National Press under the heading "Furnished Tenants Faced with Eviction Don't Move", and "Furnished Tenants, Your Home is now Protected", making it clear that such tenants in terms of a letter addressed to the hon. Member for Havant and Waterloo by the Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Navy, would face eviction proceedings at the end of which they would be ordered out, if in occupation of the property of Service personnel desiring, after due notice, to reoccupy their own houses.

No. Under the Rent Act tenants of Service personnel are in the same position as others occupying the homes of temporarily absent landlords. They should be aware, from the notice served on them, of the landlord's right to repossession for his own occupation.