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The famous five

News reaches us here at NL towers about five gateway B cases that are due to be heard shortly. Apparently some or all of the authorities (Manchester, Birmingham, Hounslow, Leeds and Salford), together with the government, were trying to get the cases...

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One for the surveyors…

Re Flat 3, 49-51 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1EW LRA/123/2009 Certain qualifying tenants of flats are, pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, entitled to acquire an extended lease of their flat in exchange for a statutorily...

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Farming today

Kakas v Farmer, Court of Appeal, 29.1.10 (extempore judgment, only available as a lawtel note) Section 27, 1988 Act creates a statutory tort of attempting or actually depriving a residential occupier of his occupation of some or all of the premises....

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Housing benefit: Two decisions

Two HB decisions from the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber have appeared, which are interesting because they demonstrate the approach of the Tribunal to the construction of the HB Regs (Torbay Borough Council v RF [2010] UKUT 7 (AAC) (14...

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Boolen clarified

R (Van Boolen) v London Borough of Barking & Dagenham [2009] EWHC 2196 (Admin) Last in our series of updates is Boolen v Barking & Dagenham. Again we only had a Lawtel note to go on in our previous report, which left us with some questions. Now we have...

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