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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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 […]

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Bedroom tax and human rights: The UT has a go

I’ve got two Upper Tribunal decisions on bedroom tax appeals, both from Scotland. Both concern human rights related cases. One concerns what sounds like a fairly hopeless and sadly not well argued case based on disability. The other is considerably more significant and concerns article 8 and shared care of children. CSH 374 2014 [decision […]