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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.
Paragon Asra Housing Limited v. Neville: Does proportionality need to be re-considered when a landlord seeks to enforce a warrant of possession?
The judgment in Paragon Asra Housing Ltd v Neville deals with situations in which a tenant seeks to raise an argument of disability discrimination in a warrant suspension application.
Sector Update: A brief look at what’s happening
A brief overview of what's been happening in the Housing Management sector.
The Social Housing Green Paper: A new deal for social housing?
A brief overview of the Social Housing Green Paper, coming over 18 months after the Government pledged to fix the “broken housing market”.
Mesh ‘Last Option’ for Incontinence
New draft guidelines for the NHS advise that women who need treatment for urinary incontinence should only be offered mesh surgery as a last resort.
260,000 Diabetes Patients `Experienced Medication Error in Hospital Last Year’
Diabetes UK has warned that more than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error at hospital in 2017, 9,600 of whom suffered serious and potentially life-threatening episodes of hypoglycaemia as a result of poor insulin management.
Home Loss Payment Increases: What you need to know
The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/915) came into force on 1 October 2018 (“the Regulations”).
Devonshires advises on JV between Combined Authority and RPs
Devonshires advises on the proposed Joint Venture between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and members of the Greater Manchester Housing Providers.
Why Property Law is my Passion
Alexandra Benion shares her insights on training at Devonshires and how her passion for property has seen her qualify into our Real Estate and Projects team.