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2 November, 2010

UK private rented sector as a source of affordable accommodation

Joseph Rowntree paper examines the private rented sector as an alternative for households priced out of home-ownership, or for whom risks are too high.

1 November, 2010

Possession proceedings against those with introductory tenancies in Northern Ireland

New regulations issued in relation to possession proceedings taken by the Housing Executive or registered housing associations against tenants with introductory tenancy agreements.

1 November, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 191 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

29 October, 2010

Government housing plans will leave thousands dependent on benefits

New intermediate rents will act as a powerful disincentive to work, says National Housing Federation.

28 October, 2010

Personalised support for rough sleepers

New Joseph Rowntree report that examines the impact of a pilot project offering personalised budgets to rough sleepers in the City of London.

28 October, 2010

Government announces package of measures for those affected by proposed HB reforms

Housing minister confirms £10 million funding for local authorities in London to 'protect the vulnerable'

26 October, 2010

Chartered Institute of Housing launches new housing rights website

Website aims to provide information to recent arrivals and advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.

21 October, 2010

Reaction to the Spending Review

Further to yesterday's Spending Review leading organisations respond to announcements made in debt, housing and community care.

21 October, 2010

Government settlement for housing expenditure as part of Spending Review

We all knew the settlement was going to be tough, says Minister for Housing and Local Government.

21 October, 2010

London Borough of Haringey v Hines

[2010] EWCA Civ 1111

21 October, 2010

Call for letting agents to be part of a redress scheme

Formal scheme would give private tenants and landlords greater protection in a dispute with an agent, says Property Ombudsman.

21 October, 2010

Government action to tackle homelessness and help ex-offenders into stable new homes

Ministers announce they will work with voluntary organisations to offer new scheme in which ex-offenders and single homeless people are given help to find and maintain a home in the private rented sector.

21 October, 2010

Recent developments in housing law

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

20 October, 2010

Social landlords to offer new tenants ‘intermediate’ rental contracts

Reform announced in today's Spending Review designed to help pay for up to 150,000 new affordable homes over the next four years.

19 October, 2010

Regulating social housing at local level will deliver better homes for tenants

Communities and Local Government report sets out how a new independent committee within the Homes and Communities Agency will continue the economic regulation of social housing.

19 October, 2010

Social housing budget in England to be cut by more than 50% in Spending Review

Council housing 'for life' will also be phased out, with the needs of new council tenants assessed over time, reports BBC.

15 October, 2010

15 October, 2010

Chartered Institute of Housing responds to abolition of Tenant Services Authority

CIH welcomes continuation of consumer regulation which places a greater emphasis on building strong relationships between landlords and tenants at a local level.

14 October, 2010

Housing Minister announces abolition of Tenant Services Authority

New streamlined Homes and Communities Agency will take on vital economic regulation functions, whilst tasks considered 'unnecessary' will be scrapped.