Family Intervention Tenancies came into force on 1 January 2009 pursuant to s297-8 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008. (See the Commencement Order, para 4(3)(11)).
Available to both local authorities and RSL’s they provide a means by which a tenancy can be granted with very limited security to tenants who are considered to have caused anti-social behaviour in the past. They are intended to run in tandem with behavioural support services and prescribed information must be served prior to grant.
Termination is by service of a notice to quit. However, local authorities must operate a review procedure set out in the above regulations. However, it is possible that RSL’s may also be subject to a public law challenge if their decision to seek possession is unreasonable (see R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant Housing Trust  EWCA Civ 587.