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15 October, 2010

15 October, 2010

Chartered Institute of Housing responds to abolition of Tenant Services Authority

CIH welcomes continuation of consumer regulation which places a greater emphasis on building strong relationships between landlords and tenants at a local level.

14 October, 2010

Housing Minister announces abolition of Tenant Services Authority

New streamlined Homes and Communities Agency will take on vital economic regulation functions, whilst tasks considered 'unnecessary' will be scrapped.

12 October, 2010

12 October, 2010

12 October, 2010

CBI calls for greater competition in provision of social housing

New report urges government to encourage greater private-sector involvement, which could lead to better quality homes and savings for taxpayers.

12 October, 2010

Implementing the Mobile Homes Act 1983 on local authority gypsy and traveller sites

Communities and Local Government document sets out amendments to the terms of the 1983 Act that will apply when section 318 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 comes into force.

12 October, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 190 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

8 October, 2010

Benefit cuts could force poor and vulnerable out of London

New report published by the National Housing Federation reveals housing benefit cuts will leave 160,000 claimants in London trying to squeeze into 46,000 homes.

8 October, 2010

Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed form and Particulars) (Revovation) (England) Regulations 2010

New regulations which remove the requirement for applications for Disabled Facilities Grants to be made in a specified format.

7 October, 2010

Retirement home companies exploiting older people

Report published by Age UK reveals growing numbers of older people and their families are angry at service charges and unfair fees.

4 October, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 189 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

4 October, 2010

Applications by Creditors (Pre-Action Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2010

New legislation issued in relation to the requirement for lenders to show in court that they have considered every reasonable alternative before making an application for possession.

1 October, 2010

Guidance on the Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants etc) Act 2010

Communities and Local Government publication aimed at informing lenders, landlords and tenants of their rights and responsibilities under the new regulations which come into force today.

1 October, 2010

Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010

New Consequential Provisions Order issued in relation to changes made by the 2010 Act.

27 September, 2010

Almost one million people have fallen victim to scam involving a private tenancy or landlord

Shelter research also reveals 20 percent of tenants have not heard about the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme.

27 September, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 188 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

24 September, 2010

Government confirms no council tax revaluation in England during lifetime of current Parliament

Exercise would be unnecessary and expensive, says Treasury Minister.

23 September, 2010

7,000 households in Northern Ireland facing mortgage shortfalls as a result of SMI changes

Advice NI warns that next month's cuts to the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme will leave many at risk of plunging into arrears.