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1 June, 2011

Recent developments in housing law

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

31 May, 2011

Housing benefit cuts could increase number of people turning to loan sharks

Vulnerable families will face shortfall of £676 as a result of the 'under occupancy' penalty, leaving them at risk of falling into debt, says National Housing Federation.

31 May, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 219 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

27 May, 2011

‘Don’t make tenants complain via MPs and councillors’

National Housing Federation opposes measure in the Localism Bill that would stop tenants taking a complaint straight to the Housing Ombudsman.

26 May, 2011

Despite some failings Mortgage Rescue Scheme has ‘helped prevent repossessions and homelessness’

Department for Communities and Local Government responds to National Audit Office report examining the scheme.

24 May, 2011

52 per cent of landlords have reported rent arrears in the past 12 months

Research by National Landlords Association also finds that changes to housing benefit likely to increase arrears.

24 May, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 218 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

23 May, 2011

23 May, 2011

Kahlon v Isherwood

[2011] EWCA Civ 602

20 May, 2011

Grand v Gill

[2011] EWCA Civ 554

20 May, 2011

Human rights in social housing guidance

Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes guidance that explains how human rights law can help Britain's social housing providers deliver the best possible service to tenants.

19 May, 2011

Oxford City Council v Bull

[2011] EWCA Civ 609

19 May, 2011

19 May, 2011

Change to Ground Rent Notice

Department for Communities and Local Government publishes document that notifies leaseholders and landlords of a change made to the Landlord and Tenant (Notice of Rent) (England) Regulations 2004.

17 May, 2011

Homeless People’s Commission policy report

New report published by Groundswell reviews policies and services for homeless people and makes recommendations for their improvement.

17 May, 2011

‘Tackling housing market volatility in the UK’

New report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation highlights the importance of maintaining an affordable social rented sector as a part of the mainstream housing system.

16 May, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 217 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

13 May, 2011

Repossession and Mortgage Rescue Scheme statistics

Department for Communities and Local Government publishes information on mortgage arrears, repossessions, court actions and orders, and the Mortgage Rescue Scheme.

12 May, 2011