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The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing, leasehold and landlord & tenant law. It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice (we can't give legal advice here). Everything that the site offers is set out below.

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Spleen 1

Thanks to Tessa Shepperson for noticing this in yesterday’s Times. Granted I haven’t read any more of the report than this. Who knows, it may even have some interesting and useful insights or information to offer. But it seems unlikely. I’m not at all surprised that the Smith Institute is capable of drawing highly suspect […]

Tolerated trespassers: A Luta Continua

As previously pointed out, it was never going to be easy dealing with the great host of tolerated trespassers left in the wake of Harlow v Hall. But the variation in local authority policy in regard to their TTs is immense. Some authorities more or less continue as if the tenancy still existed. Other authorities […]

Know your usher.

Off to court tomorrow, standing in for a colleague. I’m quite looking forward to it. I haven’t been for a few weeks as all my cases are on adjournment. An inner city County Court on a busy list day, a local authority possession day for instance, might seem like an odd thing to enjoy, given […]

Oh, for pity's sake

Vera Baird says she was wrong to say that judges are liberal wusses. Attorney General says ‘ok that’s all right then and some sentences are too lenient’. Who knew the bench would snap back? Meanwhile, the prisons will be as full as a commuter train in 12 weeks time. After a fortnight of intense political […]

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