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Coronavirus: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

Coronavirus: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

30.03.2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued three guidance documents in light of the coronavirus crisis.

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COVID-19 safeguarding: letter from Minister to local authorities

COVID-19 safeguarding: letter from Minister to local authorities

27.03.2020

The Government wrote to local authorities yesterday, 26 March 2020, requesting they urgently accommodate rough sleepers, and those in hostels and nightshelters.

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Suspension of possession claims

Suspension of possession claims

27.03.2020

The Government has confirmed that possession claims are to be suspended for three months from 27 March 2020.

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Coronavirus Act 2020, residential lettings and extended notice periods

Coronavirus Act 2020, residential lettings and extended notice periods

26.03.2020

​The Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020. It includes important changes to the notice period landlords must give when terminating certain residential tenancies, which are effective from 26 March 2020.

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Discretionary power to accommodate - letter for housing authorities

Discretionary power to accommodate - letter for housing authorities

20.03.2020

I've uploaded a template letter to the Resources section that councils can use when offering temporary accommodation to people because of the Coronavirus crisis.

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Welsh homelessness - new guidance and letters

Welsh homelessness - new guidance and letters

10.12.2019

The Welsh Government has issued supplementary guidance about HWA s.75(3), under which some homeless applicants are owed the full housing duty despite becoming homeless intentionally. I've also uploaded some letters to help homeless officers administer the s.75 changes.

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The end of intentional homelessness for families in Wales (kind of)

The end of intentional homelessness for families in Wales (kind of)

29.10.2019

The Welsh Government has informed councils that from 2 December 2019 homeless households with children and young people will qualify for the full housing duty even if the applicant has become homeless intentionally.

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Rent shortfalls & homelessness: David defeats council but not Goliath

Rent shortfalls & homelessness: David defeats council but not Goliath

13.06.2019

A summary of Samuels v Birmingham CC, a case in which the Supreme Court held that the council's decision of intentional homelessness and its approach to affordability of accommodation was unlawful.

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