Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Overview of the Bill

The Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] contains measures to ensure that lifetime tenants of social homes who are victims of domestic abuse are granted a further lifetime tenancy where a) they either need to leave or have left their home to escape domestic abuse and are being re-housed by a local authority, or (b) where they are a joint tenant and wish to remain a tenant of their social home after the perpetrator has left or been removed and the local authority decides to grant them a further sole tenancy in their current home.


Prepared 13th March 2018