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31 July

No Going Back – Breaking the cycle of rough sleeping and homelessness

New report from the London Assembly Housing Committee examines what happens to those who are not housed by councils, and looks at how homeless support services address the often complex needs of repeat rough sleepers.

31 July, 2014

30 July

Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd

New Court of Appeal judgment which considers whether defences to possession proceedings under the Equality Act 2010 can be dealt with by the court summarily and without a full trial.

30 July, 2014

Whapples, R (on the application of) v Birmingham Crosscity Clinical Commissioning & Anor

New High Court judgment which considers whether an NHS body has an obligation under section 3 of the National Health Service Act 2006 to provide accommodation as part of the health care package which it should provide free of charge under the NHS.

30 July, 2014

29 July

Local Government Association calls for volunteers to be given a council tax discount

10 per cent reducctions should be offered to 'community heroes' who improve life in their areas by giving up their time to do things like help run local libraries, museums and leisure centres, says LGA.

29 July, 2014

Kanu v The London Borough of Southwark

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers, in the context of the appellant having been found not to be in priority need for accommodation, whether the local authority's decision, that the support of his family meant that he would be no less able to cope than a homeless person without his health problems, was irrational or perverse.

29 July, 2014

28 July

Mobile Homes (Selling and Gifting) (Wales) Regulations 2014

New regulations that make detailed provision in relation to the selling and gifting of mobile homes and the assignment of agreements under provisions in Part 4 of the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013.

28 July, 2014

25 July

McDonald v McDonald & Anor

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers an appeal against the granting of a possession order against an assured shorthold tenant with a 'mental disorder', on the grounds that it did not respect the right to respect for one's home guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

25 July, 2014

24 July

Homelessness prevention and relief statistics for 2013-2014

New DCLG statistics include that a total of 227,800 cases of homelessness prevention or relief are estimated to have taken place outside the statutory homelessness framework in England and that, of these cases, 209,300 (92 per cent) were preventions and 18,500 (8 per cent) were cases of relief.

24 July, 2014

21 July

Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Mobile Homes Act 2013 and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014

New statutory instrument transfers into the unified tribunal structure further jurisdiction conferred on a residential property tribunal in England by the Mobile Homes Act 2013 and makes consequential amendments relating to the transfer.

21 July, 2014

First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Chambers) (Amendment) Order 2014

New statutory instrument amends the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Chambers) Order 2010 to reflect the conferral of further jurisdiction relating to mobile homes and new jurisdiction relating to caravan sites.

21 July, 2014

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