25/11/2008

Request for info – Ground 8

Ah, Ground 8. How we love it.

We have been asked by some researchers, who are investigating housing association rent arrears management as well as their use of Ground 8, if readers would get in touch with them if they have experience of RSLs using Ground 8 and in what circumstances it is used.  The independent researchers have been asked by the Housing Corporation/Tenants Services Authority to find out particularly about the use of Ground 8 by RSLs as opposed to the use of other grounds for possession, as well as other rent arrears management strategies which might be adopted by RSLs.  They would be particularly interested in any anecdotal evidence, which would assist them in drafting a national questionnaire to RSLs and follow-up detailed case study work with RSLs.

They can be contacted c/o d.s.cowan@bris.ac.uk  They have promised to let us have a free copy of the final report in return for this plug, which could well make interesting reading in view of existing guidance on the (non) use of ground 8.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

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