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Coronavirus guidance: vulnerability, essential moves and not following instructions

Coronavirus guidance: vulnerability, essential moves and not following instructions

29.04.2020

Guidance has been issued this week in both England and Wales regarding coronavirus, social housing and the administration of housing applications.

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Explaining appeal rights to homeless applicants

Explaining appeal rights to homeless applicants

24.04.2020

A recent Court of Appeal case may lead councils to give better information about appealing when notifying adverse review decisions.

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Carry on conscientiously - the Court of Appeal on the public sector equality duty and vulnerability

Carry on conscientiously - the Court of Appeal on the public sector equality duty and vulnerability

16.04.2020

The Court of Appeal has revisited what the public sector equality duty requires of councils when deciding whether a homeless applicant is vulnerable.

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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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