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11 August, 2011

11 August, 2011

Little change in mortgage repayment problems in second quarter of 2011

New Council of Mortgage Lenders figures also show number of repossessions in first half of year down by 7 per cent on last year.

11 August, 2011

Powers to evict rioters should be extended, says Housing Minister

Grant Shapps tells BBC that councils should be able to evict those who travelled to take part in riots.

10 August, 2011

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2011

New regulations bring into force sections 308 and 309 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

10 August, 2011

Housing (Service Charge Loans) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2011

New regulations amend the Housing (Service Charge Loans) Regulations 1992 which provide for housing authorities to make loans to their tenants in respect of service charges for repairs or improvements.

10 August, 2011

Housing (Purchase of Equitable Interests) (Wales) Regulations 2011

New regulations give a housing authority, as landlord of a flat under a long lease, the power to purchase an equitable interest in the flat in order to assist tenant to meet costs of service charge payments in respect of repairs and improvement contributions.

10 August, 2011

Mew & Anor v Tristmire Ltd

[2011] EWCA Civ 912

8 August, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 229 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

3 August, 2011

Zinda v Bank of Scotland Plc

[2011] EWCA Civ 706

3 August, 2011

New powers for landlords to evict ‘neighbours from hell’

Housing Minister proposes new mandatory power for possession, enabling previous convictions for anti-social behaviour to be considered to make repossession quicker.

2 August, 2011

Scottish ‘Social Housing Charter’ consultation

Scottish government's housing charter aims to encourage all social landlords to deliver an efficient, high quality, customer-focused housing service.

1 August, 2011

CML ‘disappointed’ at Scottish government decision affecting repossessions in Scotland

RBS v Wilson judgment has led to lenders needing to serve a calling up notice and wait two months before starting court proceedings for repossession.

1 August, 2011

Homeless Link opens up £20m fund to tackle rough sleeping

Homeless Transition Fund will award grants of up to £250,000 to protect and enhance essential services for single homeless people.

1 August, 2011

Chartered Institue of Housing welcomes minimum of 5 year tenancies

CIH 'delighted' that Housing Minister has listened to housing professionals’ concerns and increased minimum tenure of flexible tenancies.

1 August, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 228 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

29 July, 2011

New regulatory requirement that fixed term tenancies should last for a minimum of five years

In letter to homeless charities Housing Minister says that revised draft direction on tenure requires that any exceptional circumstances where tenancy may be less than five years will need to be set out by the social landlord in a tenancy policy.

28 July, 2011

Suurpere v Nice & Anor

[2011] EWHC 2003 (QB)

28 July, 2011

27 July, 2011