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8 October, 2010

Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed form and Particulars) (Revovation) (England) Regulations 2010

New regulations which remove the requirement for applications for Disabled Facilities Grants to be made in a specified format.

7 October, 2010

Retirement home companies exploiting older people

Report published by Age UK reveals growing numbers of older people and their families are angry at service charges and unfair fees.

4 October, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 189 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

4 October, 2010

Applications by Creditors (Pre-Action Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2010

New legislation issued in relation to the requirement for lenders to show in court that they have considered every reasonable alternative before making an application for possession.

1 October, 2010

Guidance on the Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants etc) Act 2010

Communities and Local Government publication aimed at informing lenders, landlords and tenants of their rights and responsibilities under the new regulations which come into force today.

1 October, 2010

Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010

New Consequential Provisions Order issued in relation to changes made by the 2010 Act.

27 September, 2010

Almost one million people have fallen victim to scam involving a private tenancy or landlord

Shelter research also reveals 20 percent of tenants have not heard about the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme.

27 September, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 188 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

24 September, 2010

Government confirms no council tax revaluation in England during lifetime of current Parliament

Exercise would be unnecessary and expensive, says Treasury Minister.

23 September, 2010

7,000 households in Northern Ireland facing mortgage shortfalls as a result of SMI changes

Advice NI warns that next month's cuts to the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme will leave many at risk of plunging into arrears.

23 September, 2010

Number of homeless households in Wales up 10 per cent on last year

Pattern likely to become more pronounced as welfare and public spending cuts start to bite, warns Shelter Cymru.

23 September, 2010

Ministers in talks to prevent wave of evictions due to cuts to housing benefit

Liberal Democrat deputy leader also examining whether inner London boroughs could transfer some homeless applicants to outer boroughs.

23 September, 2010

Minority of landlords prepared to lower their rents in response to LHA cuts

New survey from London Councils highlights that more than 82,000 households in the capital could be priced out of their homes.

22 September, 2010

Equality Act 2010

New Commencement Orders issued that bring into force specified provisions of the 2010 Act

21 September, 2010

21 September, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 187 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

21 September, 2010

Housing minister denies that right to buy is being reviewed

Coalition parties 'at loggerheads' over the future of council house sell-offs.

17 September, 2010

Government to review local authority ‘right to buy’ scheme

Coalition looking for ways to increase available housing stock, reports guardian.co.uk

17 September, 2010

Local councils facing shortfall equivalent to more than the entire adult social care budget

Local Government Association warns of risks to frontline services as a result of budget cuts in the government’s spending review.