Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications for eviction notices have been made by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in the last 12 months; and how many eviction notices were served on tenants by that body in that period.

Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons eviction notices have been served by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in the last 12 months.

Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the guideline notice period is for any tenant served an eviction notice by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation of the date on which the property must be vacated.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) provides accommodation to Service personnel and their families as part of their terms and conditions of Service. Individuals cease to be entitled to occupy Service Accommodation when they leave the Services. If necessary, the MOD take action to recover possession of such property.

The level of notice to be given in each case is set out in the Tri-Service Accommodation Regulations, published as Joint Service Publication 464. In most cases, individuals are entitled to 93 days notice to vacate. However, in some circumstances, including medical discharges and compulsory redundancies, this entitlement can be extended by a further 93 days. The shortest entitlement for personnel dismissed for disciplinary or misconduct reasons is 28 days.

In the last twelve months, the MOD has applied for eviction orders in 20 cases. All eviction notices were served when unentitled occupants were still resident in the property.

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