News of key cases and judgements, plus in depth briefings on the implications of the latest verdicts and regulations.
A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 20 - 24 October
Nearly six in 10 single homeless people approaching council housing services are turned away after receiving limited or no help, a report has shown.
MPs have voted to exempt social tenants with a carer from the bedroom tax in a bill’s first reading.
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.
A chronic asthmatic who alleged discrimination against her housing association employer has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.
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.
A campaign targeting landlords’ illegal eviction of tenants is launching in Scotland today.
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
The UK is leading the way on helping homeless migrants into destitution, writes Heather Spurr