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29 June, 2010

Back to work support for homeless men and women is ‘inadequate’

St Mungo's calls for introduction of basic capability assessment to help homeless people become 'job-ready'.

29 June, 2010

Majority of council tenants ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with service provided by local authority

Government publishes 'latest' results from STATUS surveys of local authority tenants.

29 June, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 180 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

28 June, 2010

Wilson v London Borough of Harrow

[2010] EWHC 1574 (QB)

28 June, 2010

New FSA rules to provide protection for those with mortgage arrears could go further

Scope also for regulating 'excessive and unclear' administrative charges, says Citizens Advice

28 June, 2010

28 June, 2010

Government considering ‘incentives’ to help unemployed council tenants to move

Millions currently trapped in ghettos of poverty says Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

25 June, 2010

FSA sets out new rules to ensure proper protection for those with mortgage arrears

In addition, those entering sale and rent back agreements to be better shielded from firms using aggressive or unfair methods.

25 June, 2010

Government announces review of role and purpose of the Tenant Services Authority

Large national quango may not be the best way to empower tenants, says Housing Minister.

24 June, 2010

Benefit reforms could trigger a spiral of debt, eviction and homelessness

Shelter responds to announcements in government's emergency budget.

22 June, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 179 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

18 June, 2010

18 June, 2010

Crisis welcomes government announcement on rough sleeper count reform

Vital, however, to ensure that resources to back-up new commitment are provided and the right services are not cut.

17 June, 2010

Local Authorities to be given more flexibility to manage Houses in Multiple Occupation

Councils don't need top-down rules from Whitehall, says Housing Minister.

17 June, 2010

Government plans to overhaul ‘flawed’ system for measuring homelessness

Announcement made as ministers from eight departments form new Homelessness Working Group.

16 June, 2010

New report highlights the importance of landlords and tenants working together to meet local needs

Tenants Services Authority encourages landlords to take community differences into account and tailor services to tenants accordingly.

14 June, 2010

Housing investment cuts could plunge the country into an even deeper housing crisis

New analysis by Shelter shows that for every pound cut from public investment in housing, the wider economy will take a hit of at least £3.50.

14 June, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 178 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

11 June, 2010

Tenants let down by system where rogue letting agents operate unchecked, says Citizens Advice

Response to government's decision not to proceed with regulation of letting agencies highlights urgent need to set controls over fees and protect money held for tenants.