The LSC's Adverts have a brief 'definition' of the various categories.
Housing is defined thus:
Covers possession of the home (other than mortgage possession), eviction from the home (including unlawful eviction); seeking repairs to rented accommodation where the disrepairs pose a serious risk of harm to health or safety; homelessness assistance for persons who are homeless or threatened with homelessness; injunctions under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in the context of housing and ASBO matters in the county court.
I don't do housing but someone pointed out that "the description of categories includes an unexpected and unnecessary change to the housing contract, namely the removal of mortgage possession proceedings, which are quite clearly housing matters."
Is this correct? What are housing practitioners' views on this?
Post by Patrick Torsney on May 10, 2012 13:11:56 GMT
As an aside, I've started a new thread also about the split of work between the Debt and Housing - what matters are expected to fall into which, as you'll notice that the definitions split possession types between Housing and Debt. On that particular point, more here: