Consultation on the Impacts of Joint Tenancies on Victims of Domestic Abuse

Closed 10 May 2022

Opened 15 Feb 2022


Topic of this consultation:

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is seeking views on the impacts of the law on joint tenancies on victims of domestic abuse in the social rented sector. We are interested in whether:

  • perpetrators are using their ability to end a joint tenancy to threaten the victim with homelessness;
  • victims feel trapped in their joint tenancy with the perpetrator;
  • the current guidance for social landlords is sufficient to support victims in joint tenancies; and
  • the law on transferring joint tenancies is functioning successfully for victims.

Why your views matter

We are gathering evidence from victims, landlords, the legal profession, advisory services and other organisations and individuals associated with the domestic abuse sector with an understanding of the issues impacting victims in joint social housing tenancies.

If you can provide us with information on this subject, please complete the survey.

What happens next

Thank you for giving us your views, this consultation has now closed. We are analysing your responses.