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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 534..


Housing-evictions

(Question No 26)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to Act Housing evictions:

  1. For the following years, how many tenants were (a) evicted, and (b) the specific reasons given for the evictions:

  1. 1997;
  2. 1998;
  3. 1999;
  4. 2000; and
  5. 2001

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is:

1(a) ACT Housing's evictions data is maintained by Financial Year.

(a) 1997/1998 128

(b) 1998/1999 50

(c) 1999/2000 38

(d) 2000/2001 56

(e) 2001/2002 68 (to 18/12/2001)

1(b) Specific reasons for evictions include the following kinds of tenancy breaches.

(a) debt;

(b) excessive noise;

    1. property damage;
    2. refusal to allow justifiable property inspections.

Debt is the most frequent reason for seeking an eviction.


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