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5 September, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 233 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

2 September, 2011

1 September, 2011

Social lettings at highest level for a decade

Survey published by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors also shows that demand for rental property continues to increase.

31 August, 2011

Communities Minister responds to Guardian article on social housing

Changes to social housing rents will not affect rights of existing tenants, and the Affordable Homes programme will lead to thousands more homes being delivered, says Andrew Stunell.

31 August, 2011

Crisis highlights direct link between economic downturn and rising homelessness

Report shows an increase of 10 per cent in number of people accepted as homeless and placed in social housing, the first increase in almost a decade.

31 August, 2011

Grant Shapps responds to National Housing Federation’s ‘Housing Market Analysis’

Following trebling of house prices Housing Minister wants to see a period of house price stability so that more homes become affordable.

31 August, 2011

New training to give tenants skills to run local ‘tenant panels’

Government announces that training and support will be delivered by National Communities Resource Centre to empower tenants to set up groups to lead on management of social housing.

30 August, 2011

Housing market ‘crisis’

New report published by National Housing Federation forecasts steep rise in private rental sector and huge social housing waiting lists fuelled by 'chronic under-supply of homes'.

30 August, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 232 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

25 August, 2011

Government launches consultation on disposal of council house assets

Department of Communities and Local Government seeks views on 'clarifying and simplifying' current legislation.

23 August, 2011

23,000 empty homes is a ‘disgraceful waste’, says Shelter Scotland

BBC reports on speech to '21st Century Homes in Scotland' conference in context of 160,000 households on waiting list for properties.

23 August, 2011

Housing providers need to show leadership in tackling community fears of migration

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation report argues that housing authorities and social landlords have 'vital role to play'.

22 August, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 231 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

22 August, 2011

Families won’t be able to afford higher social housing rents, says study

New Affinity Sutton research by Cambridge University academics warns that market pegged rents will be unaffordable in large parts of UK for families with three or more children due to £26,000 benefit cap.

19 August, 2011

Ramzan v Brookwide Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 985

18 August, 2011

Localism Bill will ‘weaken’ homelessness legislation

Crisis has serious concerns that the Bill will 'undermine' the housing security of vulnerable households, reports

18 August, 2011

Homelessness Prevention and Relief: England 2010/2011 statistics

Department for Communities and Local Government publishes statistics which show that total number of cases of homelessness prevention and relief has increased by 14 per cent when compared to 2009/2010.

17 August, 2011

Homelessness fears for almost three million renters

Research published by Consumer Credit Counselling Service shows that 2.9 million renters are in rent arrears or struggling to pay their rent.

15 August, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 230 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.