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3 April

Social landlords express concern re benefits sanctions

New report from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations criticises the recently reformed JSA sanctions regime for being unfair in its decision-making process and for being disproportionately harsh in the sanctions imposed.

03 April, 2014

More resouces needed, say social landlords involved in Direct Payment Demonstration Projects

'We have spent more to collect less', amongst findings published by the Chartered Institute of Housing in new 'Landlord Learning Document'.

03 April, 2014

2 April

Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

New regulations in Northern Ireland that allow for increases in rents of statutory and protected tenancies in those properties that meet the housing fitness standard.

02 April, 2014

1 April

Housing Law Update

Issue 350 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

01 April, 2014

Mobile Homes Act 2013 (Commencement and Saving Provision) (England) Order 2014

New regulations that bring into force sections 13 and 14 of the 2013 Act that relate to offences under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

01 April, 2014

31 March

Edgar v Edgar

New Court of Session judgment that considers whether the appellant, in having signed a disposition conveying her property into the joint names of her and her son, had done so 'under error', and whether the error had been induced by some form of bad faith on his part, for example him having taken advantage of her frailty and ill health.

31 March, 2014

Administration and enforcement of council tax in Wales

New regulations issued that ensure that certain functions relating to the administration and enforcement of council tax can continue to be contracted out by a billing authority in Wales following council tax benefit having been replaced by council tax reduction schemes from April 2013.

31 March, 2014

27 March

Farah v London Borough of Hillingdon

New Court of Appeal judgment considers whether tenant whose housing benefit did not cover her rent had become intentionally homeless by deliberately failing to pay rent.

27 March, 2014

26 March

National Assistance Act accommodation and social care charges in Wales

New statutory instrument makes provision in relation to income and capital of people paying for accommodation provided under National Assistance Act 1948 and in relation to payment for care services.

26 March, 2014

Nearly Legal article on national minimum space standards for homes

Post by Alan Richards argues that government’s announcement that it is bringing in national minimum space standards is a 'Trojan horse intended to abolish local authority powers to set space standards for bedrooms and homes'.

26 March, 2014

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