Whats going on?
11/12/2009 11:52 am
Yesterday, IH posted a news article on a very important legal case Garbet v Circle 33. This was the first case to be decided on the removal of sheltered housing wardens and was decided on Monday 7 December.
I commented on this and then the article disappeared. Interestingly legal websites are amazed that the transcript is not available yet in the public domain - It cant be found anywhere.
Before this is labelled as some form of 'conspiracy theory' there was a discussion of this case on Radio 4 programme You and Yours on Thursday this week and so undoubtedly this csae is in the public domain.
So for whatever reason this article has been withdrawn on this site (and i presume it is legal and not because of potential advertising revenue loss to IH) I will restrict my comments to what the radio interview said.
The landlord was found not to have consulted with tenants and acted unlawfully. The court decision on the remedy was not however to make the landlord reinstate the warden.
This is a seminal case in housing law of interest to many on this site yet IH for some reason have chosen not to report on it. Why is that?
If the editor of this site had emailed me to give reasons why it was removed I would not need to post this comment - yet in that absence it is clearly in everyones interest and especially IHs interest to comment on why they have chosen NOT to report such an important news item here