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Housing Management & Property Litigation Brief – Wales: Issue 3
Welcome to the new edition of our Housing Management & Property Litigation brief tailored to Welsh Registered Social Landlords!
Ask the Expert – Succession, Kenya Greenidge
How has the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 changed succession rules in Wales?
The Leaseholder Support Scheme – An Update
The Scheme was introduced by the Welsh Government to help those facing significant financial hardship as a direct result of fire safety issues affecting their property.
Housing Management & Property Litigation Brief: Issue 30
Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief!
Ask the Expert – Richard Blakeway, the Housing Ombudsman
Richard Blakeway responds to some questions on the Housing Ombudsman’s latest Spotlight report and gives an insight into other key areas currently being examined.
Spotlight on…Alex Loxton
My career in law started at the County Court in Birmingham so many years ago that my first day coincided with the Civil Procedure Rules first being implemented – May 1999! I guess that gives away my age a little …
Spotlight on…Mary Brennan
I have recently joined the team at Devonshires, based in our fast-growing Leeds office.
Unlawful Profit Orders: A Simple Tool with a Big Impact
The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 (“the Act”) introduced an ability to obtain an Unlawful Profit Order (“UPO”), which is an order requiring a tenant to pay their landlord any profit they have made from subletting their home.
It’s Been a Busy Time on the Rent Regulation Front…
In the last 6 months we have seen a lot of activity both from the Government, Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) on the subject of social and affordable rent increases, and the National Housing Federation (NHF) on shared ownership rent increases.
Committals and Sentencing: Lovett v Wigan Borough Council [2022] EWCA Civ 1631
Anna Bennett was recently instructed on the case of Issac Smith v Network Homes Limited which was one of the three conjoined appeals heard by the Court of Appeal in November 2022 with judgment being handed down on 16 December 2022.
EPA Procedure
There has been a spike in recent months of statutory nuisance notices being served on landlords pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (“the EPA 1990”).
Quantification of a Data Breach
The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Driver v Crown Prosecution Service [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB). In summary, Mr Driver was awarded £250 for his data breach claim. This is a very welcome case for data controllers dealing with low level data breach claims.