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1. Background

The Housing Act (1996) gives local housing authorities the power to introduce a scheme of Introductory Tenancies for new tenants. DoE Circular 2/97, and the Introductory Tenancies (Review) regulations 1997, govern operational issues regarding Introductory Tenancies.

The main aim of Introductory Tenancies is to make it easier for local authority landlords to obtain vacant possession of a property where a new tenant is in breach of their tenancy conditions, or where a new tenant is causing a nuisance or harassment to their neighbours.

At a meeting of the Council’s Executive on 29th May 2002, Members resolved to have an Introductory Tenancy Scheme for Council Tenants in Stevenage.

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