HRA Claims: Where Are We Now? by Tom Harrill

HRA Claims: Where Are We Now? by Tom Harrill 2017 has been a key year for guidance from senior courts on the scope and management of claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’). This document is... Continue Reading

Housing Law Update: The Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether a local authority had an obligation or power to conduct a review pursuant to s85ZA(2) Housing Act 1985

Housing Law Update: The Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether a local authority had an obligation or power to conduct a review pursuant to s85ZA(2) Housing Act 1985 outside the statutory 7 day ti... Continue Reading

Service Charges in Commercial Leases: “Key Principles of Construction and Operation” by Michelle Caney

Michelle Caney has written an article for the Property Ligitation Association on the Construction and Operation of Service Charge Caluses in Commercial leases – to read please click here ... Continue Reading

Solicitors Journal, Elizabeth Isaacs QC

In the current edition of the Solicitors Journal, Elizabeth Isaacs QC comments on the pilot to get more judges involved in settlement conferences. To read more click here ... Continue Reading

“Domestic Violence and Abuse – the interplay between housing and domestic abuse” by Jane Talbot

On 3 November 2016 Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced that local authorities could bid for a share of a £20 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse by increasing refuge spaces and other... Continue Reading

Housing Update: ‘No handrail, no relevant defect’ by Jane Talbot

The Court of Appeal has held that the freeholder of a building was not liable under the Defective Premises Act 1972 s4 where a man had fallen down a steep staircase with no handrail.  The lack of handrail... Continue Reading

Jane Talbot explores the interplay between housing and domestic abuse in the June 2017 edition of ‘Resolution’ magazine

In the June 2017 edition of Resolution magazine, Jane Talbot (Barrister) outlines the interplay between housing and domestic abuse.  The articles examines how social landlords can advise people who are su... Continue Reading

Mr Jeremy Weston QC publishes an article in the BMJ Archive to provide clarity on the law regarding child FGM

Mr Jeremy Weston QC, Head of St Ives Chambers, has published an article in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (a BMJ Journal) which provides clarity for healthcare professionals, teachers and social care... Continue Reading

Section 20: ‘The Bottom-Line Legal Requirements’ by Tom Harril

Introduction A unanimous Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of London Borough of Hackney v Williams & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 26 (26 January 2017), which was an appeal on three ... Continue Reading

New Mandatory Ground for Possession due to Immigration Status and New Notice of Seeking Possession to be used from 1 December 2016 by Jane Talbot

Landlords seeking to evict tenants after 1 December 2016 (relying on any grounds) must use the new Notice Seeking Possession which has been amended to include reference to the new mandatory ground for poss... Continue Reading