Legal


News of key cases and judgements, plus in depth briefings on the implications of the latest verdicts and regulations.

Bedroom tax mps

Lib Dem MP attempts to water down bedroom tax

27/08/2014

A Liberal Democrat MP will attempt to water down the bedroom tax as part of an ‘affordable homes’ private members bill to be debated in parliament next week.

Welsh Assembly

Welsh housing bill to receive Royal Assent

27/08/2014

The first major piece of housing legislation for Wales created through devolved powers is expected to receive Royal Assent in three weeks.

Gavel

Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours

22/08/2014

A north London landlord has been prosecuted for renting out a room that could only be entered on all fours as it was deemed to be a fire risk.

Unite headquarters

Union instigates legal action on overnight payments

22/08/2014

Legal action could lead to landlords paying out more for overnight stays

Right to buy sales

More than 20,000 homes sold under revised Right to Buy

21/08/2014

More than 20,000 social homes have been sold off under the government’s reinvigorated Right to Buy scheme since 2012, but only 3,634 replacement homes have been started.

Domestic violence

All Welsh social landlords now have domestic violence policy Video

21/08/2014

Every social landlord in Wales now has a domestic abuse policy for both tenants and staff following an intervention by the Welsh housing minister. 

Police line do not cross

Two men arrested over Kent homeless stabbing

21/08/2014

Two men have been arrested following the stabbing of a homeless man in Gillingham.

More legal news

Theresa Mohammed, Trowers

Put bad practice behind you

27/08/2014

Social landlords don’t know whether contractors are requesting payment for the right amounts, warns Theresa Mohammed

Jennifer Tate, Weightmans

An attempt to muzzle dangerous dogs

27/08/2014

Anti-social behaviour powers should provide greater protections for housing staff, other visitors and even other dogs. But, asks Jennifer Tate, will it be enforceable?

Head of regulatory and governance, Croftons Solicitors

Think before merging

22/08/2014

Mergers can work - but planning is everything, says Jo Savage

Cat and dog sharing from food bowl

Sharing made easier for social landlords

22/08/2014

A legal change will boost Scottish social landlords’ shared equity sales

Kirsty Varley is a solicitor at Croftons

21st century digital landlord

20/08/2014

The digital age comes with risks for social landlords as well as opportunities, cautions Kirsty Varley

Associate, Harper Macleod LLP

A new admin burden for landlords

13/08/2014

Scottish landlords will have to cope with more complicated compliance

Ilo for use in Sustainable Housing, Summer 14

Lean and green

13/08/2014

Social landlords can learn a green lesson from the private sector, says Natalie Owen

Anonymous columnist

Moral dilemma for housing officers

08/08/2014

Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist is in a dilemma about whether to follow the rulebook or his moral compass

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