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5 December, 2011

Youth homelessness on the rise in England

New report published by Homeless Link shows that relationship breakdowns are causing a rise in homelessness among young people.

5 December, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 243 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

1 December, 2011

1 December, 2011

Early debt advice can prevent evictions

New report published by Financial Inclusion Centre is designed to help housing associations calculate the value of debt advice in terms of reducing rent arrears.

30 November, 2011

Number of ‘non decent’ council homes down by more than a quarter over the past year

New Local Authority Housing Statistics, England: 2010-11 show that 93 per cent of all social homes now meet the decent standard.

29 November, 2011

Abed v City of Westminster

[2011] EWCA Civ 1406

29 November, 2011

Guides to support homeless services cope with increasing demand

Homeless Link publishes guides and calls on communities to ensure they have services in place to cope with the increasing number of people sleeping on the streets.

29 November, 2011

Autumn Statement 2011

Government publishes Autumn Statement with measures including raising right to buy discounts for social tenants, and launching consultation on the effectiveness of TUPE regulations protecting employees’ rights.

29 November, 2011

Citizens Advice responds to Hills Fuel Poverty Review - Interim Report

Charity highlights importance of maintaining definition of fuel poverty that takes into account not only income and fuel prices, but also the physical condition of people’s homes.

29 November, 2011

Shelter secures critical changes to the tenancy deposit scheme

Changes, which are included in the Localism Act 2011, will tighten up previous legal loop holes and mean landlords will no longer be able to avoid protecting a tenant’s deposit.

28 November, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 242 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

24 November, 2011

Fifth of English councils likely to reject council tax freeze

New research from the Local Government Chronicle also highlights that many others said a freeze will lead to higher council tax increases in 2013/2014.

24 November, 2011

23 November, 2011

Housing strategy at a glance

Department for Communities and Local Government details the main reforms published in housing strategy.

22 November, 2011

Implementing social housing reform: directions to the Social Housing Regulator - Consultation

Government publishes summary of responses to July 2011 consultation on proposed draft directions to the social housing regulator under section 197 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

22 November, 2011

Statutory consultation on revised regulatory framework for social housing in England

Opportunity for landlords, tenants, lenders and other stakeholders to influence how the social housing regulator’s revised powers are implemented from April 2012.

22 November, 2011

Reaction to ‘Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England’

Leading organisations issue responses to publication of government's housing strategy.

22 November, 2011

Chaudhary v Yavuz

[2011] EWCA Civ 1314

21 November, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 241 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.