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Eviction stay prolonged

Eviction stay prolonged

21.08.2020

The Government has decided to extend the stay on possession claims and evictions, which was due to expire this Sunday 23 August, for four weeks, until 20 September 2020.

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Learning from mistakes - Ombudsman report on homelessness

Learning from mistakes - Ombudsman report on homelessness

15.07.2020

​The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman has issued his latest focus report on council homelessness services.

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Landlord registration and possession notices in Wales

Landlord registration and possession notices in Wales

8.07.2020

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that if a landlord of an assured shorthold tenant in Wales is not licensed they may not serve a notice of seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988.

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Homelessness and allocations guidance - amendments

Homelessness and allocations guidance - amendments

30.06.2020

The Ministry of Housing has amended the statutory homelessness guidance and housing allocations guidance.

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Part 7 and the pandemic - webinars now online

Part 7 and the pandemic - webinars now online

26.06.2020

Two webinars I recently did with Justin Bates of Landmark Chambers are now available to view online.

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Gas safety and section 21 notices - where are we now?

Gas safety and section 21 notices - where are we now?

26.06.2020

The Court Of Appeal has handed down its judgment in Trecarrell House v Rouncefield. This is an important case about when a s.21 notice cannot be given to an assured shorthold tenant in England in circumstances where a gas safety certificate has not been provided. Some issues are clarified, but important questions remain.

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Ending the interim accommodation duty: notification requirements

Ending the interim accommodation duty: notification requirements

15.06.2020

The Administrative Court has clarified what a notification letter must contain when a council wants to end the interim accommodation duty having made a non-priority decision during relief.

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Free webinars on coronavirus & homelessness

Free webinars on coronavirus & homelessness

9.06.2020

I'll be joining Justin Bates of Landmark Chambers for two free webinars on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June.

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