Search rightsnet
Search options

Where

Benefit

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

From

to

Housing news

12 October, 2010

CBI calls for greater competition in provision of social housing

New report urges government to encourage greater private-sector involvement, which could lead to better quality homes and savings for taxpayers.

12 October, 2010

Implementing the Mobile Homes Act 1983 on local authority gypsy and traveller sites

Communities and Local Government document sets out amendments to the terms of the 1983 Act that will apply when section 318 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 comes into force.

12 October, 2010

Housing Law update

Issue 190 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

8 October, 2010

Benefit cuts could force poor and vulnerable out of London

New report published by the National Housing Federation reveals housing benefit cuts will leave 160,000 claimants in London trying to squeeze into 46,000 homes.

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

Housing Law update

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