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23 February 2011
Lord Phillips; Lord Hope; Lord Rodger; Lord Walker; Lade Hale; Lord Brown; Lord Collins
After the decision in Manchester City Council v Pinnock  UKSC 45, a court hearing a claim for possession by a housing authority could assess the proportionality of granting a possession order where the relevant tenancy was an introductory tenancy or the person was homeless and in local authority accommodation.
On appeal from:
Salford City Council v Mullen & Ors  EWCA Civ 336
Summary of judgment
(1) Three appellants appealed decisions made in relation to possession proceedings that had been brought against them by local authorities. Mr Hall (H) and Mr Frisby (F) were tenants under introductory tenancies (a form of tenancy introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour); Ms Powell had been granted a licence under the homeless regime of Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996.
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