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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

Housing (Right to Buy) (Maximum Percentage Discount) (England) Order 2014

New statutory instrument prescribes the maximum percentage discount on the price of a dwelling for people exercising right to buy as 70 per cent.

21 July, 2014

18 July

Mobile Homes (Pitch Fees) (Prescribed Form) (Wales) Regulations 2014

New regulations that prescribe the form of the document that must accompany a pitch fee review notice which proposes an increase in the pitch fee.

18 July, 2014

Mobile Homes (Written Statement) (Wales) Regulations 2014

New regulations which specify what information should be contained in the written statement which site owners must give to proposed occupiers prior to an agreement that they may occupy their mobile home as their only or main residence, and in addition sets out the main provisions required within the agreement.

18 July, 2014

Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on Discount) (England) (Amendment) Order 2014

New regulations which correct a mistake in the Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on Discount) (England) Order 2014 which had revoked the Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on Discount) (England) Order 2012 in its entirety instead of just Article 3.

18 July, 2014

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

New regulations that allow for First-tier Tribunals to hear appeals relating to mobile homes and licensing of caravan sites, and for the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal to determine references from or appeals against decisions of the regulatory authorities that replaced the Financial Services Authority.

18 July, 2014

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

New regulations that transfer certain jurisdiction on mobile homes from magistrate's courts to residential property tribunals, and amend the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) Fees Order 2013 to prescribe fees payable for applications to the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.

18 July, 2014

17 July

Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014

Amends the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996 to provide that the new maternity allowance for women who participate in the work of their self-employed spouse or civil partner without pay should be taken into account when assessing income for Disabled Facilities Capital Grants.

17 July, 2014

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