Fair limit on damages for ex-TTs?

Chase v Islington LBC Clerkenwell & Shoreditch County Court 30/07/2010 This case is reported in the October 2010 ‘Recent Developments’ in Legal Action. It is an interesting case on the use of applications under Schedule 11, 21(3) Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 to have a period of tolerated trespasser-hood treated as a continuous tenancy with […]

Continuity of tenancy

London Borough of Lewisham -v- Litchmore. 2 October 2009, Bromley County Court Since the beginning of replacement tenancies on May 2009, there have, rather surprisingly, not been any reports on cases involving the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 Schedule 11 s.21 – when the new tenancy and the original tenancy are to be treated as […]

Tolerated Trespasser day

It is official, orders signed and everything. As of today, 20 May 2009, Schedule 11 of the Housing & Regeneration Act is in force, save for paragraphs 3(3), 8(3) and 14(3), which we are arguing about below. Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2009. SI 2009/1261 Also in force today – The […]

And now, the end is near

With grateful thanks to James Stark of Garden Court North and North West Housing Law Practitioners Group, we can pass on some news on the introduction of Schedule 11 Housing & Regeneration Act 2008 and the end of the tolerated trespasser. The SI should be before the Lords today and the amended Sch 11 provisions […]

The importance of not being earnest

Via a somewhat convoluted route, we have received news of a cautionary tale from Croydon. Consider it an illustration of the need to use conditional language when writing about something which is supposed to happen but which is outside of your control. It is also a story which may (see, that’s how you do it) […]

The end of tolerated trespassers delayed a bit.

News just in – the government has announced that the date for the implementation of s.299 H&R Act 2008 – which brings in ‘replacement’ tenancies has been delayed from 6 April 2009, when we thought it was going to happen, to ‘early May’. This is apparently so that the Order on successor landlords can be […]