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


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


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


Bedroom tax carer bill passes first reading


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


High Court hands out damning judgement to 'negligent' council


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.

Johnie Johnson

Tribunal rejects unfair dismissal claim


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


Poor private rented homes causing ill health


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 


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

More legal news

Aman Sahota

No PRS answer


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


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

Solicitor, Croftons

Avoiding abuse


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


What does the future of housing hold?

Solicitor, Harper Macleod

After the no vote


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?


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

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Made in Europe


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


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

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