Legal


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

Gavel

ALMO fraud inquiry dropped

29/10/2014

An inquiry into allegations of fraud at a London arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) has been dropped.

Michael Gelling

Tenant body concern over gas access call

28/10/2014

England’s largest social housing tenant body has spoken out against a campaign to give housing associations more powers to access homes for gas inspections.

Refunds

Housing association secures refunds for 788 bedroom tax tenants

27/10/2014

A Kent housing association has used its unique ‘unregistered’ status to secure 788 tenants bedroom tax refunds worth in total more than £500,000.

NIFHA

Video round-up from the NIFHA conference Video

27/10/2014

There were a flurry of announcements at the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) conference last week, but Inside Housing spoke to seven of the attendees to see what the hot topics were for them.

House of Commons

What's on in the housing sector this week – 27 - 31 Oct

27/10/2014

A round-up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week – 27 - 31 October

Liberal Democrat MP, Brent Central

MPs launch inquiry into 'revenge' evictions bill

24/10/2014

A group of MPs has launched an inquiry into a Liberal Democrat bill to outlaw ‘revenge’ evictions.

Court of appeal

High Court rejects single parents' bedroom tax challenge

23/10/2014

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.

More legal news

Paula Squire

Responding to Ebola

29/10/2014

Ebola is dominating the headlines, but social landlords should have an up-to-date policy on infectious diseases to protect employees

Sasha Butterworth small

Time to re-evaluate pensions

29/10/2014

Social landlords who are part of the Social Housing Pension Scheme should ask themselves if they want to move away from defined benefits

Carl Brown small

Time for common sense on gas safety

24/10/2014

The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard

Solicitor, Clarke Willmott

The right to freedom

24/10/2014

Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive

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?

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