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16 January

Consultation on regulations relating to the Housing (Wales) Act 2014

Views sought by 26 February 2015 on the statutory instruments under part 2 of the Act, which introduces a new style of government to tackle homelessness and the threat of homelessness, including a greater emphasis on preventing homelessness.

16 January, 2015

15 January

New LAG housing law blog on challenges faced by single homeless

Andrew Arden QC and Clare Cullen consider a recent report from Crisis focusing on the difficulty in establishing that a homeless person is in 'priority need' due to vulnerability.

15 January, 2015

Northern Ireland Executive launches Tenant Participation Strategy Consultation

Tenants' views sought on the role they can play in shaping the delivery of social housing, and the services they receive from social landlords.

15 January, 2015

14 January

New manifesto to end homelessness published by Homeless Link

Manifesto calls for next government to take action on five key areas - rough sleeping, employment, housing, support for people with the most complex needs, and long-term strategy - and sets out practical steps that will enable homelessness services to innovate and support people who become homeless to thrive.

14 January, 2015

13 January

A quarter of households in temporary accommodation in Scotland include children

New statistics also show that, while the number of applications for homelessness assistance has fallen by three per cent compared to the same period last year, the number of households in temporary accommodation has remained almost unchanged.

13 January, 2015

Stamp Duty Land Tax Bill 2014/2015 passes its third reading in House of Commons

Bill, which makes provision about stamp duty land tax on residential property transactions, and for connected purposes, will now go to the House of Lords for consideration.

13 January, 2015

Citizens Advice calls for refund rights for private renters

New report recommends rent repayment orders should be extended to cover private tenants whose homes are structurally unsound, have unsafe wiring or are riddled with damp and mould.

13 January, 2015

12 January

Welsh Government announces first awards from £10m Communities Facilities Programme

Programme, which provides money for projects to tackle poverty in Wales, awards homeless charity Emmaus £500,000 to provide accommodation and support for homeless people in Bridgend and awards Canolfan Deulu Dolgellau £138,230 to turn a derelict hall in the town into a family centre.

12 January, 2015

Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Specified Interest Rate) (Revocation) (England) Order

New statutory instrument revokes the Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Specified Interest Rate) Order 2007 in England only - the Order specifies the rate of interest payable by a custodial tenancy deposit scheme on amounts of deposits repaid to tenants and landlords by the scheme at the end of a tenancy.

12 January, 2015

8 January

Landlord and Tenant (Notices) (Revocations) (England) Regulations 2015

New regulations that revoke the Landlord and Tenant (Notices) Regulations 1957, and amending regulations, which contain various prescribed forms, as replacement relevant forms are now contained in the Long Residential Tenancies (Supplemental Forms) Regulations 1997.

08 January, 2015

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