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13 April, 2011

New income collection and social inclusion service to support social landlords and tenants

Chartered Institute of Housing service to offer specialist support to social landlords on how to maximise their income collection and improve tenants’ money management skills.

11 April, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 212 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

11 April, 2011

Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011

New Act of Scottish Parliament includes provisions enhancing rights of homeowners in relation to land-owning management companies.

11 April, 2011

Mobile Homes Act 1983 and local authority gypsy and traveller sites in England

New statutory instruments issued in relation to the bringing into force of section 318 of the 1983 Act.

7 April, 2011

Shelter calls for council tax discount for second home owners to be abolished

New report shows that ending discount for 252,000 second homes nationwide would raise up to £42m which could be invested in new homes.

7 April, 2011

Government offers tenants ‘Cashback deal’ to look after their own homes

New scheme launched which could lead to tenants receiving money if they reduce the cost of maintenance to their home.

4 April, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 211 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

31 March, 2011

Recent developments in housing law

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

30 March, 2011

Council Tax (Discount Disregards) (Amendment) Order 2011

New regulations that amend the definition of 'student' in the Council Tax (Discounts Disregards) Order 1992.

30 March, 2011

Shelter calls on government to regulate private rental sector

Charity has seen a 23 per cent increase in the number of people seeking help for problems with their landlord in the past 12 months.

28 March, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 210 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

23 March, 2011

Government confirms council tax freeze

Every local authority in England has reduced or frozen council tax for this year and will receive a grant equivalent to a 2.5% increase in council tax.

22 March, 2011

Government will take steps in New Year to make squatting a criminal offence

Housing Minister also strengthens the government's advice to homeowners looking to protect their properties.

21 March, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 209 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

15 March, 2011

Shelter reveals that 17,000 people have lost their homes due to reckless lending

Repossessions would have been prevented if mortgage regulation rules, proposed by the Financial Services Authority, had been enforced over the last five years.

15 March, 2011

England faces 750,000 housing gap by 2025

Ippr analysis projects a need for more than 200,000 additional homes each year.

14 March, 2011

Housing Law Update

Issue 208 of Garden Court Chambers' Housing Law Bulletin is now available.

11 March, 2011

Chartered Institute of Housing urges government to listen to the sector’s welfare reform concerns

Changes needed that will help get the economy growing again, not changes that will entrench unemployment and dependency further.

10 March, 2011

Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011

New regulations that set conditions which tenancy deposit schemes must meet before they will be approved, and establish the regulatory framework for such schemes.