Housing Law

  • The Party Wall etc Act 1996: your rights and obligations

    The Party Wall etc Act 1996: your rights and obligations

    The Party Wall etc Act by name might not sound like the most exciting piece of law on the statute books, and possibly of interest only to Lawyers, Surveyors and people who don't get invited to many actual parties. However, it is… Read More

  • Pinnock: the view from the local Judiciary

    Pinnock: the view from the local Judiciary

    By way of a brief re-cap, and as you all know only too well by now - in Manchester CC - Pinnock, it was established that the County Court could review whether a public authority decision to seek possession of a home on an otherwise… Read More

  • Why Lettings Agents should be regulated

    Why Lettings Agents should be regulated

    In Leeds this week, an estates and lettings agency has simply disappeared from view, shutting up their shop, removing all computer equipment and leaving unopened post on the doormat - as well as a lot of confused and disgruntled landlords… Read More

  • Gas Servicing: Landlords be warned

    Gas Servicing: Landlords be warned

    Recently, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) successfully prosecuted a private landlord for failure to provide a gas safety certificate, following a complaint by one of his tenants and her partner. Mr Hussain was prosecuted after it… Read More

  • ASB STANDARD - CIH Consultation Period Closes

    ASB STANDARD - CIH Consultation Period Closes

    On 11 January 2011, the Housing Minister announced that the CIH would take over the ownership of the Respect Standard. The aim is to produce an ASB Standard that reflects the aims and objectives of Housing Providers in this area.… Read More

  • Housing Management Standard for Anti Social Behaviour

    Housing Management Standard for Anti Social Behaviour

    The Chartered Institute of Housing, HouseMark and Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group issued a draft new housing management standard for dealing with anti social behaviour on 23rd March 2011. The standard would be a useful tool to… Read More

  • Pinnock MkII – A further ruling on proportionality

    Pinnock MkII – A further ruling on proportionality

    Following the recent decision in Pinnock, the Supreme Court has recently decided 3 more cases which both seem to support the Pinnock ruling and add to it. The three cases in question were (1) Hounslow LBC v Powell; (2) Leeds City Council… Read More

  • ASB Review

    ASB Review

    Just a reminder that the Consultation for the ASB review remains open until the 3rd May 2011. Responses are invited from members of the public as well as organisations, and can be made online through the Home Office website at the link… Read More