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Cain v Islington – Limits on leaseholder challenges
This case was considered by the Upper Tribunal on 25 September 2015 and concerned Mr Cain’s challenge to reasonableness of service charges over the previous 12 years. This is an important case as it provides scope for limiting the leaseholders ability to challenge the reasonableness of the service charges where the leaseholder has repeatedly paid the service charges in the past. Therefore, landlords should be aware of this case, particularly with a view to limiting the scope of challenges to the service charges by their leaseholders.
Deregulation and taking charge of your future
The deregulation measures relating to social housing in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 are going to have a more significant effect on the sector’s ethos and operation than any piece of housing legislation in the last 20 years.
Best practice: supporting witnesses to give evidence at Court
Any strong antisocial behaviour (“ASB”) case, whether the remedy sought be an Injunction or possession, rests on the presentation of detailed and compelling witness evidence at Court of both the incidents of ASB behaviour and the impact upon residents.
It’s Only a Game
Forget Brexit, the real shock of this year came when Leicester City Football Club were crowned the premier league champions. So what legacy will their success leave?
Merger code could help small providers show their worth
The last 12 months has seen unprecedented change in the social housing sector. In addition to the implications of last year’s summer Budget, the VRTB settlement and ONS reclassification, the government has shone the spotlight on housing associations for not using their public subsidy to build new homes.
Hyde Group and Sovereign HA complete stock swap
The Hyde Group and Sovereign Housing Association have completed a stock swap involving more than 1,400 homes.
Hey(gate) Good Looking
Congratulations are in order for L&Q. It has been announced that Trafalgar Place has won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Award.
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RP Status secured for local authority controlled company
Loddon Homes Limited has recently received confirmation from the HCA of its registration as a for-profit Registered Provider
Prisoner Segregation
Devonshires Solicitors LLP has successfully defended a Judicial Review application to allow a prisoner to share a cell with her civil partner.
Hyde and Mount Green Tenanted Stock Swap
Two Housing associations based in the South of England, The Hyde Group and Mount Green Housing Association, have swapped ownership of over 300 tenanted homes. We acted for The Hyde Group in this matter.