News of key cases and judgements, plus in depth briefings on the implications of the latest verdicts and regulations.
A group of MPs is set to launch an inquiry into a Liberal Democrat bill to outlaw ‘revenge’ evictions.
Councils can house tenants outside of London without carrying out a detailed assessment of all the available properties nearby, a landmark court ruling has confirmed.
Three single parents, who claimed the bedroom tax breached their human rights by limiting access to their children, have had their case rejected by a High Court judge.
An increase in the overpayments of housing benefit could be because of an increase in the number of claimants in work, according to the spending watchdog.
A London borough has been ordered to pay £1,000 and apologise to a homeless mother who officers told was ‘wasting their time’.
The High Court has given the go-ahead to a legal challenge that could prevent councils forcing people to join a work programme or move home as conditions of receiving housing crisis payment awards.
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October
Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive
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
Will the government’s estate regeneration programme appeal to social landlords? David Percival has his doubts
What are the legal opitions when housing staff come under attack? Christine Land, a solicitor at law firm Croftons Solicitors explains
What does the future of housing hold?
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
Progressive housing policies won’t see the sector rushing to vote Lib Dem, says Pete Apps
Three European directives will update the rules that social landlords must follow on procurement. Mark Fitzgibbon and James Clayton consider the impact