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27 February, 2012

Housing Law Update

Issue 253 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

27 February, 2012

Multiple exclusion homelessness research

Economic and Social Research Council publishes report that compares priorities of multiply excluded homeless people and support agencies.

27 February, 2012

Recent developments in housing law

January update, as published in the Legal Action Magazine, now available from the Garden Court Chambers website.

24 February, 2012

Reaction to increase in number of people rough sleeping

Leading organisations issue responses to publication of 'Rough Sleeping Statistics England - Autumn 2011'.

24 February, 2012

Homeless young people struggling to access local health services

New report published by Centrepoint includes key recommendations for how local health commissioning could work to support homeless young people.

23 February, 2012

Referendums relating to council tax increases

New regulations that make provision in relation to the conduct of council tax referendums, to be held where an authority sets a council tax increase in excess of a limit determined by the Secretary of State.

23 February, 2012

Number of people rough sleeping rises by 23 per cent

Housing Minister Grant Shapps launches new £18.5m fund to provide advice and information for those at risk of homelessness.

22 February, 2012

Households ‘held-back’ by housing system

New Shelter briefing outlines the housing problems that confront families, and sets out why policy makers must recognise needs of this group and begin to tackle the causes.

20 February, 2012

Charities respond to bailiff consultation

Leading organisations issue responses to Ministry of Justice's consultation on bailiff industry.

20 February, 2012

Shortage of private accommodation in London could mean homeless people are moved as far as Hull

Housing charities warn that there will be an exodus from capital as councils seek to rent private accommodation in towns with cheaper rents, reports guardian.co.uk.

20 February, 2012

UK migrants and the private rented sector

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation report provides an analysis of migrants’ use of private rented sector, outlines current policy constraints and opportunities and makes proposals about improving conditions for migrants.

20 February, 2012

Housing Law Update

Issue 252 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

17 February, 2012

Government announces legal overhaul of bailiff industry

Ministry of Justice publishes consultation with proposals including prohibiting the use of force against a person with safeguards to protect children.

16 February, 2012

Better health for homeless people

Homeless link publishes paper that sets out vision for NHS where every homeless person gets support they need to have a healthier life.

14 February, 2012

Troisi v Vince

[2012] EWCA Civ 111

14 February, 2012

Decline in homeless figures in Scotland

Scottish government statistics show a 20 per cent decrease in both homelessness applications and assessments, with falls recorded in 28 out of Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

13 February, 2012

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012

New regulations make consequential modifications to primary and secondary legislation in connection with commencement of Parts 1 to 12 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 on 1st April 2012.

13 February, 2012

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 6, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2012

New regulations bring into force provisions, including requiring a registered social landlord proposing to make a disposal of land in certain circumstances to consult tenants of any houses included in proposed disposal.

13 February, 2012

Housing Law Update

Issue 251 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.