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18 February, 2011

Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No 2 Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order

New regulations that amend provisions relating to the right to buy, provide for tenant protection in relation to court orders for possessions against landlords and amend the meaning of 'local connection' for the purposes of local authority duties on homelessness.

17 February, 2011

Government announces £18.5m funding for voluntary sector to help tackle rough sleeping

Announcement made as new figures show the national total of rough sleepers is 1,768.

14 February, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 205 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

14 February, 2011

Allowing social landlords to offer fixed-term tenancies at up to 80 per cent of local market rents

New 'Affordable Rent' programme will give landlords greater flexibility to meet the individual needs of tenants in their area, says Housing Minister.

11 February, 2011

Government confirms £8m funding for Tenant Empowerment Programme

Programme, to be managed by the Tenant Services Authority, will provide information, training, and capacity building to enable social housing tenants to challenge, influence or control how housing services are delivered to their communities.

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.