As an experiment, nearly live blogging from the HLPA AGM fell foul of having my mobile turned off. So this is ‘on the way home from HLPA’ blogging instead. Useful talks on Housing Benefit, particularly on the new Local Housing Allowance, in force from 7 April.
Also news that the draft Housing bill due for passage in the autumn contains retrospective provision that all tolerated trespassers still in occupation would gain `replacement` tenacies, and that the Courts would be given discretion to allow either landlord or tenant to claim on breaches of tenancy agreement during the retrospective period of trespasser status. So historic disrepair would be in! No word on RTB status though.
There was also a report on S v Floyd which means I have to go back over the judgment for another careful look. I may have missed something very important, according to Michael Paget.