Closed petition Amend the law and reclassify the meaning of 'intentionally homeless'.
At present, under the law, tenants who are served 'notice' are encouraged by their local council to remain in their home; for, if they leave, they are bizarrely classified as 'intentionally homeless' and are unlikely to be housed as a priority.
Conventional wisdom would say that if a tenant is served notice by a landlord, then they must leave. However, local councils are increasingly encouraging tenants to remain until a landlord is able to obtain a County Court Judgement in which bailiffs forcibly remove a tenant as this is the only way a tenant can qualify for long-term rehousing under the current law. This is cost prohibitive to both tenants and landlords and must be changed- being served 'notice' is not an act of intentional homelessness
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