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

Explanatory Notes

Policy background

2 This is a Bill to require local authorities, when re-housing a person who has an existing secure "lifetime tenancy" of social housing who needs to move or has recently moved from their social home to escape domestic abuse, to grant such a person a lifetime tenancy in their new social home. The Bill applies to all lifetime tenants of social housing, whether the person being re-housed and offered a new tenancy has a tenancy agreement with a local authority or a Private Registered Provider of social housing (housing association).

3 The Bill delivers on a commitment given by the Government at Lords Report Stage of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which was reiterated in the Conservative Party’s 2017 Manifesto.


Prepared 19th December 2017