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Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices: Shooltz is here to stay The
Ben Tarbard, Paralegal, discusses Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices in our new Housing Management & Property Litigation article.
How will it affect you? The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
New provisions in the act will affect the extent of Landlords’ repair obligations and, as such, bring the risk of exposure to new claims from tenants and occupiers.
Livewest Homes Limited v Sarah Bamber [2018] EWHC 2425 (QB) – More uncertainty surrounding fixed term tenancies
Read our new article about the recent case of Livewest Homes Limited v Sarah Bamber [2018].
Recent cases provide guidance on the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty
The Public Sector Equality duty (“PSED”) encapsulated in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 is an important concept requiring public authorities and those exercising public functions to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.
Are you ready? The MHCLG issues non statutory guidance on the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 will come into force on the 20 March 2019.
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords on 19 December 2018 and became an Act on the 20 December 2018.
Government Publishes Consultation on New Court Dedicated to Housing
The Government has published a consultation on establishing a new court dedicated to housing.
Devonshires secures new ranking in 2018 Legal 500 Guide
The 2018 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have secured a new ranking for Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP).
Housing Management Brief – Issue 22
Another six months since our last HM Brief and another six months of major policy development and new case-law in the social housing arena.
Eales v Havering LBC: Dealing with Discrimination Defences in Possession Proceedings
The decision in Eales v Havering London Borough Council reinforces that an Equality Act defence must fail where no causal link between the disability and the behaviour is clearly established.
Incorrect and Unjustifiable Threats of Legal Action Can Amount to Harassment – Metropolitan Housing Trust -v- (1) Worthington (2) Parkin
The recent case of Metropolitan Housing Trust v Worthington Parkin is a reminder to landlords that threats of legal proceedings should not be made against tenants without clear evidence of wrongdoing.
Christopher Robertson v Gordon Webb (2018)
In this case the Upper Tribunal considered the jurisdiction and discretion to extend time for a tenant’s referral of a rent increase notice out of time.