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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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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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