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HHSRS Review

A company called RHE Global in Carmarthenshire has been appointed by MHCLG to conduct a review of the HHSRS.  They want responses by 24th February to an online questionnaire (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5KBYJDD) particularly from tenants and those...

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Challenging service charges that aren’t yours, and views on housing in the courts

I'm not going to go into detail on Gateway Holdings (NWB) Ltd v McKenzie & Anor (LANDLORD AND TENANT - SERVICE CHARGES) [2018] UKUT 371 (LC) but it does set out a point of principle. Ms McKenzie, the current leaseholder, sought to challenge service...

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A Housing Court – MHCLG have some odd questions for you.

And so the promised 'call for evidence' on the need for and outline of a specialist Housing Court has come to pass. And, frankly, what an odd thing it is. First, the MCHLG press release is headed Except the one thing that is definitely not happening in this...

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Another step for Fitness for Habitation, and getting unlawful eviction wrong

Some quick notes. First, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill finally has a Commons committee date! This is the next step after second reading. The committee is on 20 June 2018 and we have high hopes of getting the Bill and amendments through in one...

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