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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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Stay on possession proceedings extended until 23 August 2020

Stay on possession proceedings extended until 23 August 2020

8.06.2020

On Friday the Housing Minister announced an extension of the stay on possession proceedings to 23 August.

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Priority need for those homeless because of domestic abuse

Priority need for those homeless because of domestic abuse

4.05.2020

The Government has announced that those who are homeless because of domestic abuse are to be given priority need for accommodation in England.

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