ASB

Reasonable excuse

Only tangentially relevant to housing law, but R v Charles [2009] EWCA Crim 1570 is a decision of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) dealing with the question of burden of proof for a "reasonable excuse" defence when charged with breaching an...

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What is "housing-related conduct?"

Swindon BC v Redpath [2009] EWCA Civ 943 By s.153A(1) Housing Act 1996, a variety of social landlords, including local housing authorities, may apply for an injunction to restrain a person from engaging in "housing-related" anti-social behaviour....

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HLPA Conference

The Housing Law Practitioners Association ("HLPA") host their annual conference on December 15, 2009 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Details have just been released (with more to follow later in September) and can be found at...

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Here be dragons

EPA 1990 prosecutions and the Magistrates Court. I am assured that stout housing lawyers quail at the prospect. And why? Well this High Court appeal by way of case stated, although not strictly housing related, serves as a illustration. Wandsworth...

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Mistaken on Undertaking

As a reminder, in case one were needed, that undertakings to the Court in ASB cases should be considered very carefully indeed comes Circle 33 Housing Trust Limited v Kathirkmanathan (2009) CA (Civ Div) 16/7/2009 [Not on Bailii yet, available as...

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Keep the noise down

R (McGarrett) v Kingston Crown Court (Divisional Court, 8.6.09) This case appeared as a note on Lawtel this morning and there is no transcript available yet. Mr McGarrett was a tenant of the local authority. He had a PPO on grounds of nuisance...

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