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Part VII and Procedure

Two very recent Court of Appeal judgements have looked at the extent of a Local Authority's obligations under Reg 6(2) of the Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999: Maswaku v Westminster CC and El Goure v RB...

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Stick or Twist

R (MD)(Afghanistan) v Secretary of State [2012] EWCA Civ 194 is an immigration case but merits wider attention because of what it has to say about the interplay between renewing a judicial review claim and appeals. MD was an asylum seeker. The...

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More than a minor problem

We have news of a recent, and rather important, county court case concerning the termination of a tenancy which had been purported to have been granted to a minor, but who had since turned 18. The case in question is Croydon LBC v Tando. You may...

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No comparing

When considering 'general housing circumstances in the area' under Housing Act 1996 s.177(2) on a s.202 review, can the review officer conduct a comparative exercise? A s.204 appeal decision in Chawa v Kensington and Chelsea RLBC (Central WLondon...

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Let’s all move to … Wales

We have previously commented on various housing and homelessness developments in Wales.  These have been individual interventions into homelessness and the legislative competence order giving legislative housing powers to the Assembly.  Moves are...

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