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The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing, leasehold and landlord & tenant law. It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice (we can't give legal advice here). Everything that the site offers is set out below.

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But, it’s a long, long while…

Ward & Ors, R (on the application of) v The London Borough of Hillingdon & Ors (2019) EWCA Civ 692 Regular readers will remember the judicial reviews of Hillingdon’s allocation policy requirement for a 10 year residence period (those without 10 years but with ‘reasonable preference’ being placed in Band D), with the rather odd outcomes […]

When is a licence a secure tenancy?

Mohamed v London Borough of Barnet (2019) EWHC 1012 (QB) Ms M was placed in temporary accommodation by LB Barnet following a homeless application. Barnet found her to be intentionally homeless but continued to provide accommodation under Children Act 1989. The property was a private property. Barnet had taken a licence agreement with agents for the […]

Job ads. Hackney, Croydon, Luton, Norwich

Dowse & Co Solicitors Housing Law Solicitor/Case Worker Role At: Dowse & Co Solicitors, Hackney. Hours: Part time or full time role. Qualifications: 1-5 PQE Solicitor or experienced Paralegal, preferably with LAA Supervisor status. Salary: Based on PQE and relevant experience. Details: We are expanding our Housing Law department by recruiting a dedicated and enthusiastic […]

The End of Section 21

I’d suggest sitting down before you read this. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has announced/is to announce depending on when you read this, that the Government is to abolish section 21. Honest. Really. Truly. Feel free to take a moment. I found out on Friday, under embargo, and […]

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