The legal process of transferring tenants from one property to another.
Most often associated with social housing and overseen by Decant Officers.
Applied in situations where properties have fallen below or never attained an acceptable housing standard or via natural disasters e.g. flooding.
Tenants may have a right to return to their original property following improvements or renovations – subject to time limits on length of occupation. Alternatively tenants may have no right to return but a right to remain at their new dwelling.
Tenants may have no right to return and in some instances no right to be decanted and may simply be evicted.