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Homeless Reduction Bill – part 2

After my rantette about clause 1 of the Homeless Reduction Bill as published for second reading, it is time to turn to the substance of the Bill in terms of new duties and so on. And, some drafting issues aside, these are broadly positive. But first, I should clarify some remarks I made about Wales […]

Reducing the Homelessness Reduction Bill. Part 1

Monday’s big news was the Govt announcement that it will support the Homelessness Reduction Bill – Bob Blackman MP’s private members bill, due for second reading on 28 October. But exactly what is it that the Govt is supporting? The first draft of the Bill, largely based on draft amendments to Housing Act 1996 produced […]

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Warrant on breach of SPO – permission required

We foreshadowed this appeal hearing here, and now we have the Court of Appeal judgment. And it is important. Cardiff City Council v Lee [2016] EWCA Civ 1034 The sole issue on the appeal was: can the court proceed to validate a warrant of possession where a landlord who seeks to enforce his right to […]

Guest post – permission for warrants of possession?

This is a guest post by Michelle Caney and Nicholas Towers of St Ives Chambers. Anyone wanting to enforce possession orders should keep an eye on Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers), scheduled to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 18 or 19 October 2016, because the case could have significant implications for […]

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In the Tribunals…

Quick notes on a couple of Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) cases. Cardiff Community Housing Association Ltd v Kahar  [2016] UKUT 279 (LC) Ms K had a weekly tenancy of a flat (initially her daughter’s flat but assigned to her in 2014 by mutual exchange). The tenancy agreement provided for the payment of rent and also a […]

Time, distance & suitability

Begum v Tower Hamlets LBC. County Court at Central London. 1 December 2015 Thanks to the Housing: Recent Developments in the September 2016 edition of Legal Action for the note of this case. This was a s.204 appeal of a s.202 review of suitability of temporary accommodation. Tower Hamlets owed Ms B, and her four […]