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Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 2: Disclosure of information relating to anti-social behaviour

Section 2 provides that a person may disclose certain information about anti-social behaviour to the Housing Executive or a registered housing association where such information is required for certain housing management purposes. Those purposes include applying for injunctions prohibiting anti-social behaviour, applying for possession orders on Ground 2 in Schedule 3 to the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (convictions and other anti-social conduct), withholding consent to the mutual exchange of secure tenancies, instigating criminal proceedings, deciding whether a secure tenant is entitled to exercise the right to buy their home, and determining that a person is not eligible for accommodation on the basis of their unacceptable behaviour.

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