Tenants who engage in criminal or anti-social
behaviour put their tenancy at risk.
One of the options open to us in extreme or repeated cases of
anti-social behaviour is to apply to the County Court for a
Demotion Order which then creates a Demoted Tenancy.
Once granted, the Demotion Order lasts for one
year. During this time the tenant must abide by all the terms and
conditions of their Tenancy
Agreement or risk further legal action, including the
loss of his or her home.
A Demotion Order is a serious warning to a
tenant that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and that
they risk losing their home if it persists. Seeking a Possession
Order for eviction from the Court is made much easier
when a Demoted Tenancy is in place.
A tenant that is subject to a Demotion Order
loses the Right to Buy and the right to exchange or transfer
If you have any questions about this or
related issues, contact your local St. Leger
office and ask to speak to your Estates Officer.