Job Ads. Southwark x2 , Plymouth

Cambridge House Law Centre Housing Solicitor Salary £33,000 to £38,000 per annum depending on experience Closing date – 1 March 2019 Cambridge House has been operating as a social action centre in South London for 130 years. We provide a range of social justice, education and inclusion, research and knowledge exchange and community hub services. […]

Do not put aside the set aside, or delay 6 months to seek relief

Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd (2018) EWCA Civ 2874 Oh dear… Behind the key point in this case lies a history of unfortunate things. But what fell to be decided by the court of appeal is whether, in a leasehold forfeiture case, the lessee could succeed in a claim for unjust enrichment without setting aside the possession […]

Job Ad – Whitechapel

TV Edwards LLP SOCIAL WELFARE PARALEGAL – Part Time (21 hours) We are looking for a part time paralegal to support our housing, community care and public law solicitors based in our Whitechapel office. The role involves assisting with casework advice and litigation (covering homelessness, possession proceedings, disrepair, Court of Protection applications, and care planning); […]

Build defects and fitness for habitation

Rendlesham Estates Plc & Ors v Barr Ltd (2014) EWHC 3968 (TCC) Well, we did write this one up at the time (our report here), but I don’t think we quite appreciated the general significance of the case. We certainly didn’t anticipate that it might subsequently become otherwise significant because of a change in the […]

Job Ads – Greenwich, Hackney, Birmingham

Greenwich Housing Rights Housing Solicitors   Greenwich Housing Rights (GHR) is looking to expand its Legal Aid funded casework and currently has two vacancies for qualified Housing Solicitors. We currently hold LAA contracts in Housing for Greenwich and Bromley and we run the Bromley Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme in Bromley County Court.   GHR is […]

Fitness for Habitation – a thumbnail guide

As of 20 December 2018, we have the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. This is a quick (very quick) overview of the Act and how it works. For a more detailed version, there may well be a forthcoming book… The Act amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 sections 8 to 10 and […]

Finally! – Fitness for Human Habitation passes

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill passed Third Reading in the House of Lords on 19 December. If you are reading this on 20 December, it might even already be an Act, as it may receive royal assent on 20 December. The Bill/Act provides that it comes into force 3 months from ‘being passed’, […]

Hiatus brief updates (and job ad)

Quick couple of cases to note (no analysis), a bit of news and a job ad. Two linked appeals on out of borough/out of London Homelessness review decisions – Alibkhiet v London Borough of Brent v City of Westminster  (2018) EWCA Civ 2742 Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on costs under a ‘contemplation of a s.146 notice’ […]

Of HHSRS and Hiatuses

A couple of things… MHCLG have issued an “Addendum for the profile for the hazard of fire and in relation to cladding systems on high rise residential buildings” to the operating guidance to the HHSRS in relation to ACM cladding. The aim is: to provide guidance on the assessment of high-rise residential buildings with unsafe […]

Job ads: S London

Cambridge House Law Centre Vacancies Established in 1893, our Law Centre is one of the oldest free legal advice services in the UK. Recognised as a Centre of Excellence we provide free expert legal advice and representation in the areas of housing, welfare benefits, employment and public law. We have two vacancies and warmly welcome […]