The Blog

Job ad – Bradford

Citizens Advice Bradford and Airedale LAA Specialist Housing Worker Citizens Advice Bradford and Airedale is a large, busy district advice service based over 4 sites in Bradford, Shipley and Keighley. If you are highly organised, experienced in delivering targets within a quality assurance framework and wanting a rewarding role in a diverse and exciting organisation […]

No relief and unbalanced windfalls

Timbo v London Borough Of Lambeth (2019) EWHC 1396 (Ch) This is another in our occasional series of cases where residential leaseholders have had their leases forfeited and not obtained relief from forfeiture.  (For other examples, see here, and here). As with the previous examples, this is something of a catalogue of things leaseholders really, […]

Unlicensed HMO and date of offence

Luton Borough Council v Altavon Luton Ltd & Ors (2019) EWHC 2415 (Admin) An appeal by way of case stated from a DJ’s decision at Luton Magistrates. The sole issue was whether the informations in the case had been laid within 6 months “from the time when the offence was committed, or the matter of complaint […]

From the County Courts – s.21 timing, breach of PSED

A couple of county court cases, with grateful thanks to Legal Action Housing: recent developments for reporting them.  (Link requires subscription. Of course you should be subscribing.) Majiyagbe v Singh and Sandhu, County Court at Central London, 30 August 2019 Mr Singh and Mr Sandhu granted Mr Majiyagbe an assured shorthold tenancy on 20 June 2011. The […]

New points on appeal, after a summary possession order

Notting Hill Finance Ltd v Sheikh (2019) EWCA Civ 1337 The court of appeal looks at circumstances in which new points can be raised on appeal, where a possession order has been made on a summary basis under CPR Part 55, concluding that there is no test that the case is ‘exceptional’. Mr Sheikh had […]

Job Ad – Manchester

Shelter Paralegal – Entry Level £21,026 pa (without housing law experience) to £23,239 pa (depending on level of housing law experience) + excellent benefits Manchester Closing date: 13 October 2019 at 11.30 pm. Interviews: 24 October 2019 This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver housing law advice and representation within a legal team in a […]

Rent Repayment Orders, limitation and award periods.

This is worth a quick note from some comments and questions I have received after this post on a Rent Repayment Order (RRO). The issue is about the meaning of the requirement that an application for an RRO is brought within 12 months of a relevant offence. In that previous post, the First Tier Tribunal […]

Job Ad – Holloway

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a newly qualified – 2 years PQE solicitor to join their Housing department (listed in the Legal 500) at the North London office in Holloway (N7). Salary according to experience. Apply with covering letter and CV to harrietkaiser@burkeniazi.com Closing date –  31st October 2019. No agencies. Website – www.burkeniazi.com