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COVID-19 and social landlords: updated

Angela Hall, Elizabeth England and Tristan Salter provide an update for social landlords on the changes taking place as a response to the pandemic. Read more
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  NEWS

March 27, 2020

Housing association gains injunction against social gathering

Manchester housing association Mosscare St Vincent’s has been granted an urgent injunction against a tenant who continued to ignore government guidelines on social distancing by hosting parties for up to twenty people.
March 27, 2020

Court of Appeal remits possession case after housing association wins appeal despite breach of public sector equality duty

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a housing association in a case where it breached the public sector equality duty when seeking possession of a property.
March 27, 2020

All ongoing housing possession action to be suspended from today

The Master of the Rolls has decided that from today (27 March) the court service will suspend all ongoing housing possession action.
March 27, 2020

Public law specialist Broach moves to 39 Essex Chambers

Leading public law junior Steve Broach has joined 39 Essex Chambers with immediate effect.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

March 27, 2020

Coronavirus and executing documents remotely

David Sawtell and Gethin Thomas look at the legal position on the execution of documents during the coronavirus outbreak and the particular issues faced by local authorities.
March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020 and social care

The Coronavirus Act 2020 means that disabled and vulnerable adults may be left with no entitlement or access to care, writes Jonathan Auburn.
March 27, 2020

Coronavirus emergency: local authority charges for care and support

Christine Cooper looks at the issues for local authorities around charging for care during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 27, 2020

Skype in the Court of Protection: The courts in the time of coronavirus

Nageena Khalique QC and Sophia Roper explain what it was like to take part in a trial concerning withdrawal of life sustaining treatment that was heard by Mr Justice Mostyn with five parties and at least 20 participants over Skype for Business.
March 27, 2020

Sentencing for non-compliance with planning enforcement notices

The Court of Appeal recently considered an appeal against sentence for a failure to comply with a planning enforcement notice. Constanze Bell explains the outcome.
March 27, 2020

How not to conduct a placement application

A recent case contains some very useful observations about placement applications and a good analysis of the case law, writes Anne Chavasse.
March 26, 2020

Data protection and coronavirus

The Information Commissioner's Office has issued guidance for data controllers on their data protection compliance obligations during the coronavirus outbreak. Euros Jones, Alexander Gorst and Natasha Jordan look at the key points.

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  MORE FEATURES

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus, local authority meetings and development management

John Pugh-Smith provides a brief overview of the current known position, watch points and continuing uncertainties as at 26 March 2020 now that the Coronavirus Act 2020 is in force.
March 26, 2020

Housing case law update: March 2020

Paul Lloyd, Victoria Smith and Elena-Lucia Stoian round up the latest housing law rulings from the courts and a recent report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and social landlords: updated

Angela Hall, Elizabeth England and Tristan Salter provide an update for social landlords on the changes taking place as a response to the pandemic.
March 26, 2020

Homelessness and Covid-19

Andy Lane, Matt Lewin and Tara O’Leary of Cornerstone Barristers’ Housing and Public Law Teams have prepared a briefing note in response to the particular issues raised for local housing authorities (LHAs) by Covid-19 insofar as concerns their Part 7 homelessness duties and powers.
March 26, 2020

Final implementation of The Fitness Act

Baljit Basra and Alex Loxton analyse changes to the 'fitness obligations brought in by The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and predict an increase in the volume of claims.
March 26, 2020

Disability discrimination in pursuit of a legitimate aim

A recent case looked closely at the actions of a housing provider which sought to evict a disabled tenant following his assault on one of the trust's employees. John Murray unpacks the judgment.
March 26, 2020

Housing case law update: March 2020

Paul Lloyd, Victoria Smith and Elena-Lucia Stoian round up the latest housing law rulings from the courts and a recent report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
March 26, 2020

Welsh social landlords and judicial review

Can a Welsh registered social landlord who is not a public body for Office National Statistics be the subject of a judicial review when it delivers a public function? Tim Edds investigates.
March 26, 2020

Building safety reforms - what impact on local authority landlords?

In the wake of new building safety reforms, Jessica Arczynski and Ian Doolittle look at how local housing authorities will be affected.
March 26, 2020

What are for-profit registered providers?

When the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (2008 Act) came into force, it allowed profit-making organisations to be registered with the social housing regulator for the first time. Emma Kirby looks at what happened next.