Other areas of social welfare law


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12 November

R (on the application of ZH and CN) v London Borough of Newham and London Borough of Lewisham

In new judgment, Supreme Court rules that local authorities entitled to evict families from temporary accommodation without court order after deciding that they did not qualify for permanent housing.

12 November, 2014

10 November

New House of Commons library note on retaliatory eviction

New briefing explains the law in relation to retaliatory eviction, and evidence around the extent to which it occurs, and also considers what the Tenancies (Reform) Bill’s measures might be and early reactions to it.

10 November, 2014

C1 and C2, R (on the Application of) v London Borough of Hackney

In new judgment, Court of Appeal considers whether local authority was obliged to provide family with accommodation including outside space as requested by social services department.

10 November, 2014

7 November

Review of private rented sector regulation in Northern Ireland

Announced by Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey, the review will examine the effectiveness of current regulation and consider what improvements can be made to help make the private rented sector a more attractive and viable housing option.

07 November, 2014

6 November

Jakimaviciute, R (On the Application Of) v Hammersmith And Fulham London Borough Council

In new judgment, Court of Appeal considers the legality of the Borough's policy that homeless applicants placed in long term suitable temporary accommodation under the main homelessness duty do not qualify for its Housing Allocation Scheme.

06 November, 2014

Almost one in five young people have slept rough in last year, says Centrepoint

Charity highlights results of poll of 2,011 people aged between 18 and 25 on the eve of it's 'sleepout' event to raise awareness of the extent of youth homelessness.

06 November, 2014

5 November

Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) Order 2014

New regulations that set out the requirements for the prescribed identity checks which must be complied with by landlords when entering into a residential tenancy agreement.

05 November, 2014

Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Cases) Order 2014

New regulations that set out circumstances in which a residential tenancy agreement will and will not be treated as being entered into for the purposes of the civil penalty scheme.

05 November, 2014

Telchadder (FC) v Wickland Holdings Limited

New Supreme Court judgment that considers under what circumstances a site owner can terminate an occupier's licence under the provisions of paragraph 4 of chapter 2 of part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Mobile Homes Act 1983.

05 November, 2014

Half of families in temporary accommodation feel unsafe

Investigation carried out by Shelter finds that homeless families are being exposed to drug and alcohol abuse, fighting, swearing and racist language, and parents report that their children’s mental or emotional health has been affected, including reports of depression and panic attacks.

05 November, 2014

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