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11 April

Yeung v Potel & Anor

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether building works carried out by the lessee of a flat constituted both a trespass and a nuisance to the lessee of the flat above, and whether damages for nuisance could be claimed for.

11 April, 2014

Tummond, R (on the application of) v Reading County Court & Anor

New High Court judgment that considers whether a section 21 notice (recovery of possession on termination of a shorthold tenancy) is valid if given at the start of a tenancy before the deposit is held in accordance with an authorised scheme under the Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Prescribed Information) Order 2007.

11 April, 2014

Tenants and landlords need clear advice on bedroom tax payment, says CIH Scotland

David Bookbinder, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at CIH Scotland, welcomes the Scottish government's commitment to cover the cost of the bedroom tax in 2014/15 but says, 'the missing bit of the jigsaw is clear advice to both tenants and landlords about what action needs to be taken now that the new financial year is here'.

11 April, 2014

9 April

Four in five workers on zero-hours contracts paid less than average hourly pay, reports TUC

The TUC also reports that around one in three workers on zero-hour contracts work less than 16 hours per week, and around two in five have no usual amount of weekly pay making budgeting and organising childcare difficult.

09 April, 2014

8 April

Housing Law Update

'Special issue' of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin now available.

08 April, 2014

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers v United Kingdom

New European Court of Human Rights judgment considers claim by RMT that ability to protect members subject to excessive statutory restriction, particularly in relation to secondary striking and right to call industrial action.

08 April, 2014

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument provides further detail of of the change to the levels of payments that eligible applicants will receive from the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme.

08 April, 2014

7 April

Government allocates over £35m to help local authorities deal with social housing fraud

'Net is closing in on those who con taxpayers out of money and deny hard-working families the opportunity to live in a council home', says Housing Minister.

07 April, 2014

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument provides detail of how scheme for people who are unable to make claims against employer will operate.

07 April, 2014

Skill for Care and National Skills Academy for Social Care to merge

Community Care reports that two adult social care workforce development agencies to combine by end of May.

07 April, 2014

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