Legal


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

Northern Ireland Assembly

What's on in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 Oct

20/10/2014

A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October

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Single homeless people blocked from housing help

16/10/2014

Nearly six in 10 single homeless people approaching council housing services are turned away after receiving limited or no help, a report has shown.

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Bedroom tax carer bill passes first reading

15/10/2014

MPs have voted to exempt social tenants with a carer from the bedroom tax in a bill’s first reading.

London

High Court hands out damning judgement to 'negligent' council

15/10/2014

The High Court ruled housing officers at Southwark council acted with ‘civil conspiracy’ if not ‘criminal conspiracy’ when they abused their positions and unlawfully evicted a tenant and covered up their actions.

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Tribunal rejects unfair dismissal claim

15/10/2014

A chronic asthmatic who alleged discrimination against her housing association employer has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.

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Poor private rented homes causing ill health

15/10/2014

Hundreds of families living in the private rented sector have suffered health problems in the last year because landlords failed to improve the state of their accommodation, figures released today show.

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Campaign against illegal evictions to launch in Scotland 

13/10/2014

A campaign targeting landlords’ illegal eviction of tenants is launching in Scotland today. 

More legal news

Aman Sahota

No PRS answer

15/10/2014

Aman Sahota from Lewis Silkin argues that a new ‘use class’ in planning regulations is not the way to encourage institutions to invest in the private rented sector

Consultant, Clarke Willmott

Regeneration blues

14/10/2014

Will the government’s estate regeneration programme appeal to social landlords? David Percival has his doubts

Solicitor, Croftons

Avoiding abuse

10/10/2014

What are the legal opitions when housing staff come under attack? Christine Land, a solicitor at law firm Croftons Solicitors explains

Features editor, Inside Housing

The rule of law

10/10/2014

What does the future of housing hold?

Solicitor, Harper Macleod

After the no vote

08/10/2014

As Westminster struggles with the West Lothian question, Scottish landlords are wondering what the no vote and ‘devo-max’ means for them, says Kelly Sleight

Pete Apps

Rejoice or despair?

08/10/2014

Progressive housing policies won’t see the sector rushing to vote Lib Dem, says Pete Apps

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Made in Europe

07/10/2014

Three European directives will update the rules that social landlords must follow on procurement. Mark Fitzgibbon and James Clayton consider the impact

Heather Spurr

Border disputes

07/10/2014

The UK is leading the way on helping homeless migrants into destitution, writes Heather Spurr

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