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Forthcoming law (and informed consent)

The Tenant Fees Bill has had its second reading. The current Bill and its progress are here. There is a lot to digest in the Bill and I suspect there will be amendments on route. There are a whole new range of civil penalties, possible offences and restrictions on service of a section 21 forthcoming. Meanwhile, […]

Job Ad – Tyne & Wear

Kyles Legal We are looking for housing law solicitors/supervisors/case workers to join our team in August 2018. We will be expanding in all areas of civil work under the new LAA contract round.  If you’re interested drop us a line or send a cv to nickpeacock@kyleslegal.co.uk    

Job Ads – Flyde/Blackpool, Wandsworth

Fylde Coast Advice & Legal Centre Blackpool Lancashire Solicitor full time or two part time posts. £26,000   (Open to job share) We require a supervising solicitor for the Centre. The successful candidate(s) will conduct and act as supervising solicitor managing caseworkers and volunteers and undertake the housing and debt matter starts we have been allocated, be proactive […]

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 […]