With a sense of grinding inevitability, and a smidgen of schadenfreude, once more Fergus and Judith Wilson feature in these pages. (Here is the previous trail). This time, the appearance is for Judith Wilson being found guilty of failing to comply with a Housing Act 2004 enforcement order requiring her to remedy a defective hot […]
North v Tyndale. Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court (4 October 2018) (Thanks to Nik Nicol, One Pump Court and Sadikur Rahman, Edwards Duthie for note of decision on which this is based). So, from the Supreme Court, to a first instance county court decision, but one that raises and probably disposes of, a certain line […]
We have previously posted on the introduction of the requirement for planning consent for Houses in Multiple Occupation, introduced by the outgoing Labour government as one of their last acts. This is now set to be undone with the laying before Parliament of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No.2) (England) Order […]
Our new copy of Legal Action flopped onto the mat here at Nearly Legal Towers this morning. Looking at the reported cases a pair of tenancy deposit matters caught my eye. One of these we have already written about here. In Baafi v Mapp, Central London County Court, 24 June 2010 a landlord had sought […]
It seems that the DCLG has quietly given local authorities approval to operate additional and selective licensing schemes under the Housing Act 2004.
A recent case promises to be the first to the Court of Appeal on the issue of tenancy deposit protection.
The Department of Communities and Local Government has published new proposals on dealing with HMOs.
Da Costa v Pinter Bromley County Court April 2008 With thanks to the November Legal Action housing updates. This was a tenancy deposit and 3 x deposit penalty claim. The rent was £1,950 a month. The tenancy agreement also stated ‘Payment required in advance of £4,200’. The invoice from the landlords agents said that of […]
EDMOs, a remarkable power given to local authorities under Housing Act 2004 to take control of an abandoned or unused residential property and let it (and charge the owner for most of the related costs of doing so), have been used remarkably rarely – I am informed some 29 decisions on orders have been made […]
Hat tip to Tessa at Landlord Law for this. There are reports on various tenant/landlord forums of tenants losing Housing Act 2004 claims for 3x deposit on unprotected deposit/lack of notification cases where the landlord has returned the deposit to the tenant prior to hearing. Here’s an example. This approach relies on the wording of […]