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Job ads – Southwark and Shepherds Bush

Anthony Gold Solicitors Paralegal Anthony Gold has an exciting opportunity for a Housing, Landlord & Tenant paralegal to support a varied and interesting caseload, based at our Elephant & Castle office on a 24 month contract. The firm is a recognised leader in this area, with a commitment to providing excellent client services for a diverse […]

In the county courts – succession, possession and warrants

Our thanks to the Housing: Recent Developments team in the July/August Legal Action for notes on these two cases. Lambeth LBC v Casey County Court at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch, 5 June 2019 Ms C had succeeded to the tenancy of a two bedroom flat. Lambeth brought possession proceedings under grounds 13 (property designed to make it suitable […]

Possession and licensing in Wales

Does failing to be licensed under The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 prevent a landlord from serving any notice seeking possession, or just a section 21 notice? That was the issue in a county court appeal in Evans & Evans v Jarvis, County Court at Swansea, 20 August 2019 (unreported elsewhere, I’ve seen a note of […]

Job Ad – Manchester

Shelter Housing Litigation Solicitor £37,030 pa plus excellent benefits   Manchester Closing date: 01 September 2019 at 11.30pm  Do you have post qualification experience of housing litigation that includes representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need? Then join Shelter as a Housing Litigation Solicitor and you could soon be […]

We need to talk about claims farmers…

This is something I’ve been mulling over for a while, and have sounded off about in conversations, but the ongoing proliferation of housing disrepair claims farmers (and associated solicitors) has pushed me to go public with something of a rant. A justified one, I believe. The reason for the rant is that these set ups […]

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 […]