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Stay to Proceedings extended to 20 September 2020 (24 August 2020)

On 21 August 2020, it was announced that the stay on possession proceedings has been extended to 20 September 2020.  Read more...

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Dealing with possession claims post-stay – PD55C and what it entails (29 July 2020)

On 17 July 2020 the Master of the Rolls issued the new Practice Direction 55C (PD55C) which will come into force on 23 August 2020   Read more...

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Court of Appeal rules in favour of landlords (to some extent) - Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 (26 June 2020)

Gas Safety Certificates and section 21 possession claims update: Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760   Read more...

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Selective Licences – Rented Accommodation a warning for landlords (8 June 2020)

Daniel Bolster highlights what our housing team can do for both landlords and tenants concerning selective licences.  Read more...

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Making the street homeless, street homeless again? (8 June 2020)

All local authorities across England and Wales to find accommodation for rough sleepers so that they are sufficiently protected from the coronavirus according to government advice.  Read more...

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Hotels EVICTING homeless amidst the coronavirus outbreak is UNLAWFUL (25 March 2020)

Some hotels are ignoring guidance and are evicting the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak  Read more...

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Coronavirus and the impact on landlords and tenants - Q&A with housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal (20 March 2020)

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, housing director Manjinder Kaur Atwal answers the most pressing questions from landlords and tenants.  Read more...

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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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