Friday, February 19, 2016

The Mayor of London's Clearing House service (run by St Mungo's Broadway) stands in violation of Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998

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Violation of Article 8 - Mayor of London's Clearing House service

"Our renewable two-year assured shorthold tenancy agreement dated 17 May 2014 (the "Agreement") stipulates that housing is conditional on accepting support. However, the GLA Clearing House offer of only coercive support through TST is at variance with the non-coercive support provision contained in the Agreement at Schedule 3; therefore, GLA Clearing House has rendered the Agreement non-renewable because we are rightly unwilling to accept coercive support. It follows that because a non-renewable tenancy agreement leaves us vulnerable to eviction after 17 May 2016, GLA Clearing House has failed to provide us with sufficient procedural protection of our rights in violation of Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 with reference to Connor v UK (2004)."

The Greater London Authority (GLA) changed the goalposts last Tuesday by now putting our tenancy at risk by rendering our renewable tenancy agreement non-renewable this May. The quote above is taken from this email Declan sent earlier this afternoon to the Mayor of London's GLA Clearing House service, run for the Mayor by St Mungo's Broadway.

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