The Blog

On the Naughty Step – ‘Accommodation Clubs’

To misquote Groucho Marx, you really don’t want to belong to any such club that would have you as a member. I’ve been hearing about these set ups for a while. They seem to be the latest thing in bloody stupid ‘get rich quick from residential property that someone else owns’ ideas. Now one of them […]

Job ads – Reading and N London

Turpin and Miller LLP/ Launchpad Reading Solicitor Salary: According to experience Full or part-time working considered Turpin and Miller LLP and Launchpad Reading are embarking on an exciting new joint venture to help people in housing need in Reading. We are looking for a qualified solicitor with experience of handling a wide range of housing cases […]

Bits – tenant fees, airbnb and more

The Tenant Fees Bill is now underway. The first reading was on 2 May 2018. The Bill page is here. The Govt response to the CLG select committee report on the proposals is here. Notable in the the Bill is a proposed ban on serving a s.21 notice while an unlawful fee has been taken […]

Automatic discharge of suspended possession order – it depends

Armstrong v Ashfield District Council (2018) EWCA Civ 873 Where a suspended possession order has provided for a future date of discharge, does that take effect even when the landlord has applied for a warrant on breach of terms in the interim and those proceedings are ongoing? Mr A was the secure tenant of Ashfield DC. […]

Job ad – Southwark

Southwark Law Centre Planning Voice Caseworker NJC scale SP 31-42 £31,140- £40,785 pro rata Hours: 21 per week 1 year fixed term contract In order to respond to local needs in an environment of massive redevelopment Southwark Law Centre set up the  Planning Voice project in August 2017 with initial funding from United St Saviours […]

Capacity and applications: Homelessness

Last night, I was in Leeds at the wonderful Centre for Law and Social Justice, and discussed with some scholars and lawyers (over a few drinks) the way in which housing law appears to have become its own isolated and insular sub-discipline.  This was particularly in the context of human rights and capacity decisions.  I […]

Job Ads – Hammersmith, Ipswich, Birmingham, London and Brighton

Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre Housing Solicitor Salary: £30,000 – £36,000 (depending on experience) Working hours: 35 per week Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. We have newly refurbished offices in Hammersmith with excellent transport connections to the Piccadilly/District and Hammersmith & City […]

Job Ads – Wales, Swindon

Shelter Cymru Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home. We are now looking to recruit for the following position to join our team. If you want to help end homelessness in […]