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Tribunals and Reviews and Appeals. Oh My!

I did a talk at a conference on the topic of legal issues about the bedroom tax, it was basically a critical overview of the higher courts and tribunal (FTT and UT) cases. In case they are useful or vaguely interesting, my notes are here. (No jokes though. All the jokes were in the powerpoint, […]

A Thursday stuffed with housing stuff

A busy Thursday for housing law, not yet law, housing benefits and housing misc. Item one.  A Scottish Upper Tribunal is to hear a room size appeal on 18 September. This is one of the first Fife decisions. It is not the lead case in the English Upper Tribunal and may well be the first […]

Affordable Homes Bill & the bedroom tax

I haven’t written about the Affordable Homes Bill, partly because time, and partly because I was deeply cynical about the Bill’s prospects of getting anywhere pre-election, and the omissions it contained. (In fact for many of the same reasons contained in this rant). But with great gratitude, we have a guest post by Dr Joe […]

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Ch ch ch ch changes

When is a Secure Tenancy Agreement not a Secure Tenancy Agreement? News has reached us of an interesting case in Bow County Court involving the right to succeed to a secure tenancy and the operation of s.103 of the Housing Act 1985: London Borough of Waltham Forest v Mahmood. S.103 may be an unfamiliar provision to some so this is what it […]

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Well, one job ad and an interesting funded PhD opportunity.   Coventry Law Centre Practice Area: Housing Location: Coventry, West Midlands Job Type: Housing Caseworker/Solicitor Employment Type: Permanent Full Time Salary: Negotiable up to £29,410 (caseworker) or £31,942 (solicitor) based on experience Closing Date: 10.00am, Friday 26th September 2014 Interview Date: 10.00am, Monday 6th October […]

Landlord Immigration Checks from 1 December

The Home Office has (finally) announced the ‘pilot’ areas for the landlord immigration check requirement under Immigration Act 2014. The areas are Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. The requirement will come in to force in those areas on 1 December 2014, with other areas to follow at unspecified dates in 2015. The equipment will […]