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19 May, 2022

Government’s quarterly possession statistics show private landlord ‘no-fault’ accelerated possession claims are at their highest level since 2018

Responding to the figures, Shelter warns that more landlords are kicking tenants out of their homes just as the cost of living crisis rages, and calls on government to scrap section 21 evictions now 'as every minute wasted puts another renter at risk’

19 May, 2022

Council found at fault for leaving a family including a child with disabilities without home adaptations they needed because of confusion around who was responsible for the work

Ombudsman reminds all councils administering Disabled Facilities Grants that they need to ensure their processes are transparent and accountable

18 May, 2022

16 May, 2022

16 May, 2022

12 May, 2022

Housing Ombudsman makes finding of severe maladministration in relation to landlord’s failings in dealing with a complaint from resident with vulnerabilities

Ombudsman also highlights intention to conduct wider inquiry into Clarion Housing Group's handling of damp and mould and pest infestation in light of other cases about similar issues

12 May, 2022

Council pays £6,000 to family left in overcrowded housing for more than a year after accepting it did not do enough to help when they were threatened with homelessness

Ombudsman investigation finds Bromley Council at fault for failing to consider issues of overcrowding and interim accommodation in a timely way and only reviewing the prevention duty after the family complained

12 May, 2022

Repeal of Vagrancy Act one step closer as Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill receives Royal Assent

New legislation also contains measures in relation to the transmission and recording of court and tribunal proceedings

11 May, 2022 Open access

10 May, 2022

Government confirms reintroduction of a Renters Reform Bill that will include provision to abolish ‘no-fault’ section 21 evictions

Queen's Speech also outlines details of plans for private landlords to have new and stronger possession grounds, and for a new Social Housing Regulation Bill

10 May, 2022

Legislation to improve the regulation of social housing, strengthen the rights of tenants and ensure better quality, safer homes announced in Queen’s Speech

Government says the new Social Housing Regulation Bill ‘will eradicate the poor treatment of tenants by some landlords’

10 May, 2022

Welsh Government launches consultation on post-Covid-19 pandemic support for homeless people

Views invited by 20 June 2022 on proposals including adding those sleeping rough as a new category of person in priority need

6 May, 2022 Open access

Government issues new Homes for Ukraine guidance to help people find a sponsor in the UK

'Recognised Provider' organisations listed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities can also help UK citizens become sponsors

6 May, 2022

Renters’ Reform Coalition urges government to deliver on 2019 promise to end ‘no fault’ evictions in next week’s Queen’s Speech

Letter to Prime Minister calls for long-awaited Renters' Reform Bill to 'make 2022 the year unfair evictions end for good'

5 May, 2022

4 May, 2022

Government sets out details of ‘New Burdens’ down-payments made in relation to council tax energy rebate

Writing to all local authorities in England, DLUHC advises that initial payments were made on 29 April 2022

3 May, 2022