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11 February, 2011

Government still needs to do more to help homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage

Shelter responds to new Council of Mortgage Lenders statistics that show a fall in number of repossessions.

10 February, 2011

Government responds to figures that show 24 per cent fall in repossessions in 2010

Council of Mortgage Lenders also reports that the number of people in mortgage arrears has fallen by 13 per cent.

9 February, 2011

8 February, 2011

Councils to be given new powers to increase council tax on Scotland’s 25,000 long term empty homes

Measures are contained in a new policy paper, Homes Fit for The 21st Century, which sets out the Scottish Government's vision for housing to 2020.

8 February, 2011

Most vulnerable must not be casualties of Supporting People cuts

Joint briefing published by St Mungo's highlights how money previously ring-fenced for supporting vulnerable people looks set to be 'raided' as councils decide where to spend money.

8 February, 2011

New powers to help social landlords tackle antisocial behaviour

Public consultation launched by the Home Office proposes a number of measures to better protect communities from harm caused by antisocial behaviour.

7 February, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 204 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

31 January, 2011

31 January, 2011

Rural homelessness increases by 25 per cent

New figures released by the National Housing Federation show the demand for affordable homes stands at record levels.

31 January, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 203 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

26 January, 2011

26 January, 2011

Nzamy v London Borough of Brent

[2011] EWCA Civ 283

26 January, 2011

24 January, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 202 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

24 January, 2011

‘Little merit’ in proposals to reduce security of tenure and increase rent for new tenants

Citizens Advice responds to government consultation on social housing reform.

21 January, 2011

21 January, 2011

Proposed housing reforms limit, rather than enhance the potential of social housing

Joseph Rowntree Foundation response to government consultation on social housing reform.

20 January, 2011

Help for older tenants wanting to move

Housing Minister announces funding for councils to offer tenants a dedicated officer to find them smaller properties.

18 January, 2011

New guide to the Localism Bill

Communities and Local Government guide describes the main measures of the Localism Bill including reform to housing decisions.