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Housing Management Brief: Issue 27
Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief! Click here to read the full brief. Featured articles are listed below: Notices of Seeking Possession revert to pre-pandemic notice periods The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021, new Regulations laid before Parliament on 8 September 2021,
Notices of Seeking Possession revert to pre-pandemic notice periods
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021, new Regulations laid before Parliament on 8 September 2021, has again changed the period of notice that a landlord must give to the tenant before commencing a claim for possession. These changes came into effect from 1 October 2021.
Dealing with Data Protection Claims
We are seeing more and more claims by tenants for data protection breaches.
Ask the Expert: Ikram El-Ahmadi
How has Brexit affected the right to rent scheme?
Spotlight on…Donna McCarthy
Earlier in September 2021, I was appointed the new Head of the HMPL Team, taking over from Nick Billingham.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – What does it mean for social housing providers?
The long awaited Domestic Abuse Act finally received royal assent on 29 April 2021.
Focus on tenancy fraud – Tips from Raj Vine, Counter Fraud Specialist for Riverside Housing following recent Court of Appeal decision
In June 2021, Riverside Housing obtained a possession order and Unlawful Profit Order against a tenant who was unlawfully sub-letting their home.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Gender Pay Gap Results
The Office for National Statistics has now released information that the UK's 2021 gender pay gap has grown since 2020 but remains smaller than it was in 2019.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Caring responsibilities and discrimination
Returning to work: a requirement to work full time from the office may be discriminatory against those with caring responsibilities.
Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021: Do the Government’s plans go far enough?
The eagerly anticipated Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021 has now, finally, been published (on 19 October 2021).
‘No Jab No job’ mandatory vaccinations for care workers and managing your care home – Preparing for 11 November 2021
On 11 November 2021 it will become law that anyone entering a CQC registered care home (which provides accommodation together with nursing or personal care) must have had a complete course of an authorised Covid-19 vaccine (note that individuals who have been vaccinated with mixed doses of Covid-19 or a non-authorised vaccine will not be considered to be fully vaccinated).
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Dismissing a whistleblower
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a Tribunal judgment that a whistleblower who was dismissed for criticising a colleague was not automatically unfairly dismissed.