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Manifesto mayhem

I cannot summon any enthusiasm for this election. It mostly makes me wish I lived in Scotland. But, despite this, I have forced myself to read the three main manifestos so I can summarise them for you all. Conservatives: To call this underwhelming...

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Wearing different hats

Pandongate House Management Co Ltd v Barton, High Ct (Newcastle District Registry), January 2019 (with thanks to Alice Richardson for a copy of the judgment) Lessee-owned companies are now pretty common. They generally come about in one of three...

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Who needs rules?

Part 2, Housing and Planning Act 2016 (banning orders, rogue landlord database etc) came into force in April 2018. In very general terms, it created various new jurisdictions for the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), e.g. a local authority...

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Job Ads – London

Shepherds Bush Housing Association A community focused housing association, SBHA strives to be recognised as the best in London for our homes and services. We’ve embarked on an exciting journey of transformational change and as part of this, we are...

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Waiting for DCLG

During an exchange about the speech by the Secretary of State yesterday (more on that later I suspect - I'd quite like to do a conference round-up piece), it occured to me that there are an awful lot of actual housing law consultations that haven't...

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Lionel Richie and housing law

It was the Nat Fed conference last week and I know many of our readers were there taking in the sights and experiences and nabbing free pens/drinks. I've never really enjoyed it. Not enough law for me. I'm also deeply sceptical of the Nat Fed after...

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