Housing Management Brief: Issue 26

Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief!

It is difficult to believe that it is a year since the first lockdown; but equally astonishing is how our social housing clients and the Courts have adapted to the challenging work environment we have faced over the last year.

It certainly has not slowed down the rate of legislative and policy change in the housing world and developments in case-law, as evidenced by the contents of this bumper edition.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our brief!

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Featured articles are listed below:

Changes to the Notices of Seeking Possession

Legal changes have had a significant impact on the rented sector during the pandemic. In particular the ability of Landlords to take possession proceedings and the notice they have to give have undergone numerous changes.

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Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space)

From 4 May 2021, the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 is due to come into force.

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Flexible tenancies appear decidedly inflexible following recent Court of Appeal decision

On 27 January 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2021] EWCA Civ 77.

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How to Keep In Touch While Working Remotely

If I have learned one thing over the past 12 months, it is the importance of keeping in touch, not just with friends and family but also with colleagues and clients. As well as making us feel a little more connected, I have also found that this is a great way to make sure that we keep our knowledge and our skills up to date.

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Public Procurement Regulations – Ask the Expert: Kris Kelliher

What public procurement regulations do we have to comply with now that the United Kingdom has left the EU, and are these likely to change in the future?

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CPR 81: the new contempt of court rules

The new Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) 81 changed the procedure for contempt of court and applies to all applications on foot or those that commenced after 1 October 2020.

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Dealing with Hoarding during the Coronavirus crisis

Registered Providers have faced multiple difficulties in managing their stock as a result of the restrictions put into place to counter the pandemic. Situations where there were existing issues have been exacerbated by the restrictions which have created serious barriers to visiting properties and communicating with tenants face to face.

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