Statistics for the use of 'no fault’ evictions (section 21 of the Housing Act 1988)
Michael Hellyer made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Adur District Council
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Dear Adur District Council,
Please can you tell me how many landlords have enforced section 21 (‘no fault’ evictions) of the Housing Act 1988 on their tenants over the past five years (2012-2017).
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the reference FOI/739171/2018. Please quote this in any correspondance in
relation to this matter.
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Please can you tell me how many landlords have enforced section 21 ('no
fault' evictions) of the Housing Act 1988 on their tenants over the past
five years (2012-2017).
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If we are are not able to provide the information, we will tell you why.
Adur and Worthing Councils
Dear Michael Hellyer
Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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Request: Please can you tell me how many landlords have enforced section
21 ('no fault' evictions) of the Housing Act 1988 on their tenants over
the past five years (2012-2017).
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accessible format by the Council.
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