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30 November, 2010

Ministry of Justice eager to hear views of those who use HMCS and the Tribunals Service

Consultation on proposal to create a unified Courts and Tribunal Service.

29 November, 2010

Housing Law Update

Issue 195 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

25 November, 2010

25 November, 2010

Social housing reforms are ‘bleak’ and feel like a deliberate attack, says Shelter

Many of the truly fundamental issues, such as a lack of new homes, the astronomical cost of housing and the insecure private rented sector, remain totally ignored.

25 November, 2010

24 November, 2010

Housing (Right to Buy) (Service Charges) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010

New statutory instrument that provides details of a change to the publication of statistics used to calculate service charges to be paid by those who bought their homes under the right to buy scheme.

24 November, 2010

New policy agenda needed to reflect risks and obstacles specific to young people in housing market

Joseph Rowntree publishes new research which evaluates young people's housing experiences.

24 November, 2010

Recent developments in housing law

October update, as published in the Legal Action Magazine, now available from the Garden Court Chambers website.

23 November, 2010

Chartered Institute of Housing publishes briefing on government’s social housing reforms

Paper sets out key points on proposals for the housing and communities sector and provides comment and analysis of the measures proposed.

23 November, 2010

Office of Fair Trading acts on concerns about charging orders

Investigation uncovered instances of charging orders being used to secure debts of less than £600.

23 November, 2010

Reform of Homes and Communities Agency unveiled

HCA will be transformed into a smaller enabling body working for local communities on their priorities.

22 November, 2010

Government consults on plans to end lifetime tenancies

Communities and Local Government publishes proposals for new social housing tenants.

22 November, 2010

Housing Law Update

Issue 194 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

17 November, 2010

15 November, 2010

Government launches consultation on reform of legal aid system in England & Wales

Proposals including taking employment and certain debt and housing matters 'out of scope'.

15 November, 2010

15 November, 2010

Housing Law Update

Issue 193 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

12 November, 2010

National Housing Federation responds to publication of welfare reform White Paper

Proposals recognise the importance of a stable rental income for social landlords and contain reassurances for housing associations that the housing component of the new credit will be based on actual rents.

11 November, 2010

Number of people struggling to pay their mortgage has surged by 78 per cent over the past year

New Shelter survey highlights that 'thousands of people are hanging on to their homes by the skin of their teeth’