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Discretionary Housing Payments

R (Gargett) v LB Lambeth [2008] EWCA Civ 1450; on appeal from [2008] EWHC 663 (Admin). A Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) is a discretionary payment made by a local housing authority to a person who is (a) in receipt of housing benefit or council tax...

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The powers of the appellate court

Admiral Taverns (Cygnet) Ltd v Daniel and another [2008] EWHC 1688 (QB), and [2008] EWCA Civ 1501. We seem to have missed this important case when it was at High Court level. Sorry about that. An appeal against the High Court judgment has just been dismissed...

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Pour encourager les autres

Webb v Wandsworth LBC (Court of Appeal, November 12, 2008, extempore judgment and only noted in Arden Chambers Eflash 328) Ms Webb was the secure tenant of LB Wandsworth. Between 2005 and 2006 her son was involved in a number of serious criminal and...

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ASBOs for all!

Birmingham City Council v (1) Shafi (2) Ellis [2008] EWCA Civ 1186 This is a complicated case, focusing much more on local government law than on housing law per se, but there are some significant implications for housing lawyers. We've already had one...

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