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Breach of PSED and consequences for possession

Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Ltd (2019) EWCA Civ 1334 The Court of Appeal considers the effect of an admitted breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty under s.149 Equality Act 2010 on possession proceedings. Mr F had an assured tenancy from Aldwyck. Soon after the tenancy started, there began what would be repeated incidents of […]

Job Ads – Camden, Euston, Tower Hamlets & Hammersmith

Osbornes Law Osbornes Law is recruiting: two full-time qualified solicitors with experience in any of the following areas: housing, community care, public law, and/or welfare benefits; and a full-time paralegal with experience of legal aid costing to join their expanding and award winning Housing & Social Care Team. In respect of the solicitor roles, experience […]

Form 6A section 21 notice update

After this post (and some substantial behind the scenes contacts from others), MHCLG have acknowledged that the amended Form 6A that had been put up on the gov.uk site should indeed not have been put up. The form 6A has been replaced with the version in the May 2019 The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies […]

Once bitten, twice (or thrice) shy

Moorjani & Ors v Durban Estates Ltd & Anor (2019) EWHC 1229 (TCC) (and also extempore judgment of 30 July 2019, on Lawtel). We have encountered Mr Moorjani before, successfully establishing that in disrepair claims, liability for loss of amenity does not depend on whether the claimant is in occupation of the property (our report). In […]

Equality and Homeless Appeals

Adesotu v Lewisham London Borough Council (2019) EWCA Civ 1405 We first saw this case as a county court appeal (our note here) where the central issue was whether Equality Act 2010 issues could be raised and decided within a section 204 Housing Act 1996 homelessness appeal. HHJ Luba QC held that they could not, […]

Job Ad – Derbyshire

Derbyshire Law Centre Caseworker – Housing Starting salary – Dependent upon experience Salary scale – SCP 19 to 28 (£24,799 to £31,371) Contract – Full Time Permanent Job share – Suitable for job share Interview Date – Week beginning 2nd September 2019 A full Job Description, Person Specification and application form is available on our […]

Deja vu all over again

[Update 12 August 2019 – MHCLG have acknowledged that this was an error and have corrected the form 6A on the gov.uk page, with a note. So that form is OK to use again.]   On 8 August 2019, MHCLG published an amended Form 6A section 21 notice on the gov.uk site.  According to the […]

How to rent guides – sneak updates

Many thanks to Rich Greenhill (@RichGreenhill ) for spotting this. The last official update to the MHCLG ‘How to Rent’ Guide was on 31 May 2019, to take into account the Tenant Fees Act 2019. However, since then, there have been two further changes to the Guide, sneaked out without anything to announce on the […]

Job Ad – Westminster

University of Westminster Student Law Clinic The University of Westminster Student Law Clinic is looking for solicitors and barristers with experience in housing, employment or family law to supervise students on a part time basis, to start in October 2019. Supervisors will be paid as part time visiting lecturers on an hourly rate. The commitment […]