How Do I Appeal Against My Notice?
If you have been served with a notice terminating your tenancy or licence to occupy, and you want to appeal the notice, you need to know the following information:
- Your Housing Management Officer will always list the reasons for a notice being served, and will give you information about making an appeal.
- Tenants usually have the right to appeal a notice within 14 days of its service, however, the deadline will be shorter if the notice given has less than 14 days until it expires.
- Tenants can appeal either verbally or in writing.
- If a tenant wishes to appeal verbally they have a right to be accompanied by someone of their choice to any appeal hearing.
- If a tenant wishes to appeal in writing, they should address their appeal to the Head of Housing with Care & Support.
- The tenant should outline what they are appealing i.e. incidents, arrears, complaints etc... and include any mitigating evidence that supports their appeal.
- All appeals will be heard by an independent appeals panel (consisting of 3 senior managers that are not involved with the project) within 7 days of the appeal.
- The appeal panel will look at any evidence or mitigating circumstances to assist in the decision.
- Any decision made by the panel will be recorded and the tenant will be informed in writing, within 7 days of the hearing, of the outcome.
- Should a tenant still not be happy, then they should follow the complaints procedure.
- Tenants should be fully aware that the appeals process does not halt possession proceedings in anyway.