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3 December

Loveridge v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lambeth

Supreme Court restores order for damages of £90,500 under section 28 of the Housing Act 1988 for tenant who was illegally evicted and had all his possessions destroyed by London Borough of Lambeth.

03 December, 2014

2 December

Competition and Markets Authority calls for improvements to residential property management

Response to consultation, published today, makes recommendations aimed at improving prospective purchasers’ awareness of leaseholders’ obligations; disclosure, transparency and communication between property managers and leaseholders; and leaseholders’ access to appropriate forms of redress.

02 December, 2014

1 December

‘Right to rent’ checks begin today in West Midlands

BBC highlights new requirement for landlords to check immigration status of tenants.

01 December, 2014

300,000 disabled people on housing waiting lists

New report from Leonard Cheshire Disability calls on councils to take steps to ensure houses in their area are suitable for all the people who live there, including disabled people, and on government to insist that all housing developers make future homes disabled-friendly.

01 December, 2014

28 November

Tenancies (Reform) Bill 2014-2015 fails to pass second reading

Bill, which would amend the law on notices requiring possession relating to assured shorthold tenancies in order to protect tenants against retaliatory eviction, had its second reading debate adjourned - it is expected to resume its second reading debate on 5 December 2014.

28 November, 2014

71,000 households have bought a home through Help to Buy

New statistics from DCLG also show that 94 per cent of completions are outside London and 81 per cent of sales are to first-time buyers.

28 November, 2014

26 November

Scottish First Minister announces new ‘Programme for Government’

Policy and legislative priorities include an independent commission to report on fairer alternatives to the council tax by Autumn 2015; and more power for carers over the services that affect them through the Carers Bill.

26 November, 2014

25 November

Tenancies (Reform) Bill 2014/2015 published

Bill, which is intended to protect tenants against retaliatory eviction, is expected to have its second reading debate on 28 November 2014.

25 November, 2014

24 November

Lawal & Anor v Circle 33 Housing Trust

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether an order for possession and the warrant for possession of the appellants' property are disproportionate and so infringe their rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

24 November, 2014

20 November

Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New amending regulations that alter the requirements to be met in order to bring an appeal under regulation 10 of the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 to make it consistent with the wording contained within the prescribed form in Schedule 2 to the Regulations, which also sets out the requirements in order to bring an appeal.

20 November, 2014

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