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28 April, 2011

Equality Act 2010 (Guidance on the Definition of Disability) Appointed Day Order 2011

New regulations issued in relation to guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability for the purposes of the 2010 Act.

28 April, 2011

Councils could make huge savings by investing in homelessness prevention programmes

Research shows that local authorities could save more than £9,000 per person if they funded effective homelessness prevention programmes.

27 April, 2011

26 April, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 214 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

26 April, 2011

Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Act 2011

New legislation designed to support responsible landlords and address more effectively the problems caused by landlords who act unlawfully, by strengthening the regulation of the private rented sector.

21 April, 2011

Cuts already hitting homelessness services

Research by Homeless Link indicates that 50 per cent of services have seen a reduction in income in 2010 and that, of this group, 63% believed that lower funding has impacted on clients.

21 April, 2011

Improving housing outcomes for young people

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation research provides practical examples to improve outcomes for young people 'squeezed out' of the housing market.

20 April, 2011

20 April, 2011

20 April, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 213 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

15 April, 2011

Value of financial inclusion support for thousands of social tenants

New report by Chartered Institute of Housing reveals tenants with money management skills and advice are less likely to fall into financial difficulties.

14 April, 2011

Applying the Mobile Homes Act 1983 to local authority traveller sites

Department for Communities and Local Government publishes guidance including on the requirement to provide a written statement to existing residents and on terms relating to operation of transit pitches.

13 April, 2011

Murphy v Wyatt

[2011] EWCA Civ 408

13 April, 2011

New income collection and social inclusion service to support social landlords and tenants

Chartered Institute of Housing service to offer specialist support to social landlords on how to maximise their income collection and improve tenants’ money management skills.

11 April, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 212 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

11 April, 2011

Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011

New Act of Scottish Parliament includes provisions enhancing rights of homeowners in relation to land-owning management companies.

11 April, 2011

Mobile Homes Act 1983 and local authority gypsy and traveller sites in England

New statutory instruments issued in relation to the bringing into force of section 318 of the 1983 Act.

7 April, 2011

Shelter calls for council tax discount for second home owners to be abolished

New report shows that ending discount for 252,000 second homes nationwide would raise up to £42m which could be invested in new homes.

7 April, 2011

Government offers tenants ‘Cashback deal’ to look after their own homes

New scheme launched which could lead to tenants receiving money if they reduce the cost of maintenance to their home.