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Landlords: Antisocial Behaviour

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures she has taken to allow landlords to deal with tenants who display antisocial behaviour. (114249)

Under the Housing Act 2004 private landlords of properties subject to the mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), and those subject to selective licensing, will be required to take reasonable steps to ensure that tenants are not causing problems within the boundaries of the property through antisocial behaviour.

The Act further provides authorities with new powers to take over the management of individual properties through Special Interim Management Orders (SIMOs) should individual landlords fail to tackle significant antisocial behaviour problems.