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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – what tenants and landlords need to know (21 November 2019)

Looking into the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and what both tenants and landlords need to know  Read more...

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Supreme Court rules woman who lost her home due to rent arrears was not intentionally homeless (25 June 2019)

The Supreme Court has ruled that Birmingham City Council was wrong to find that a woman who lost her home due to rent arrears was intentionally homeless because she did not use her other benefits to top up the shortfall in her housing benefit.  Read more...

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Tenant Fees Act 2019 puts a ban on profit-first mentality (1 June 2019)

In February, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 passed Royal Assent and came into force on the 1st June 2019. The purpose of this act is to ensure that residential lettings are adequately affordable by restricting landlords and agents from garnering unreasonable amounts of money through charges additional to rent.   Read more...

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Neighbour disputes: privacy law and nuisance claims (15 March 2019)

Following the recent ruling, denying the claimant residents of Neo Bankside that they had a legitimate nuisance claim against Tate Modern for breaching their right to privacy, Mr Justice Mann has stated that future claims of this type will have merit in some circumstances. So, if the owners of the floor-to-ceiling glass windowed flats claim did not succeed, then what will?  Read more...

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Grenfell survivors call for radical social housing reform (9 January 2019)

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are calling for the regulation of social housing to be urgently reformed and the introduction of a watchdog that could jail negligent housing managers.   Read more...

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