HC Deb 07 December 1965 vol 722 c55W
55. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will seek to allow Service men to obtain possession of their own houses in accordance with agreements signed without a court order.

Mr. Mellish

The Rent Act, 1965, forbids a landlord to enforce his right to possession without a court order. It would not be right to exempt Service men from this rule.

The county courts can be asked to deal quickly with urgent cases by special procedures.

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