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ROSSENDALE MAY EVICT TENANTS GUILTY OF THEFT OR DRUG DEALING

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Labour led Rossendale DC in Lancashire has told its tenants they will face eviction if they are convicted of drug d...
Labour led Rossendale DC in Lancashire has told its tenants they will face eviction if they are convicted of drug dealing, burglary or theft, the Guardian reports (p8).

The paper says that the move, thought to be unprecedented, could leave the council in breach of the 1985 housing act.

Housing director Alan Tomlin is reported as saying that councillors had decided to tighten up the tenancy agreement and there had been consultation with the police. The decision comes are increasing concern about burglary on council estates, the paper says.

Officials at the Association of District Councils are reported as describing the decision as 'incredibly abnormal'.
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