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30 March, 2011

Shelter calls on government to regulate private rental sector

Charity has seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of people seeking help for problems with their landlord in the past 12 months.

28 March, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 210 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

25 March, 2011

24 March, 2011

23 March, 2011

Government confirms council tax freeze

Every local authority in England has reduced or frozen council tax for this year and will receive a grant equivalent to a 2.5% increase in council tax.

22 March, 2011

Government will take steps in New Year to make squatting a criminal offence

Housing Minister also strengthens the government's advice to homeowners looking to protect their properties.

21 March, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 209 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

15 March, 2011

Shelter reveals that 17,000 people have lost their homes due to reckless lending

Repossessions would have been prevented if mortgage regulation rules, proposed by the Financial Services Authority, had been enforced over the last five years.

15 March, 2011

England faces 750,000 housing gap by 2025

Ippr analysis projects a need for more than 200,000 additional homes each year.

14 March, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 208 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

11 March, 2011

Chartered Institute of Housing urges government to listen to the sector’s welfare reform concerns

Changes needed that will help get the economy growing again, not changes that will entrench unemployment and dependency further.

10 March, 2011

Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011

New regulations that set conditions which tenancy deposit schemes must meet before they will be approved, and establish the regulatory framework for such schemes.

10 March, 2011

One in four homeowners unaware that interest rates are at a record low

Shelter expresses concern that millions will be financially unprepared when interest rates go up and won’t have plans in place to manage increased costs.

10 March, 2011

Number of applicants accepted as owed a main homelessness duty increases by 15 per cent

Department for Communities and Local Government publishes new National Statistics on Statutory Homelessness for October to December 2010.

10 March, 2011

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2011

New regulations that bring into force section 153(a) of the 2010 Act, for the purpose of enabling consultation by the Scottish Ministers in terms of section 16(5B) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

7 March, 2011

Ellis, Re Judicial Review

[2011] CSOH 44

7 March, 2011

Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2011

New regulations in relation to the maximum amount a billing authority may recover in connection with applications for liability orders, and the costs connected with committal.

7 March, 2011

Government announces £11m increase in Disabled Facilities Grant allocation

Plus, from April the grant will no longer be ring-fenced, giving councils 'maximum flexibility to support local needs', says Housing Minister.

3 March, 2011