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  NEWS

September 16, 2020

Temporary increase in the notice period for eviction in Wales to be extended

The temporary increase in notice periods for eviction in Wales, including those announced in July, will be extended to 31 March 2021, Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced.
September 15, 2020

Councils warn on impact of revised housing formula on levelling-up agenda, rural areas

An updated algorithm designed by government to set how many new homes need to be built in local areas will lead to London and the South seeing a housing boom while swathes of the north will see fewer homes built, the Local Government Association has claimed.
September 10, 2020

Ombudsman criticises council which left family in poor accommodation for three years

A disabled father and his family were left in “mouldy, mouse-infested” temporary accommodation, despite Enfield Council accepting it was not suitable for their needs, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
September 09, 2020

Investment trust flotation aims to raise £250m for housing homeless

An investment firm plans to raise some £250m by floating a real estate investment trust, with the funds used to house homeless people.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

September 17, 2020

Working with Planning Reform

The Dentons Planning Law Blog looks at the issues arising out of the Government's proposals for planning reform, including in relation to zoning and affordable housing.
September 17, 2020

Employment law and Covid-19

This Employment guidance note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering employment law issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
September 10, 2020

The NPPF and “out-of-date”

The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment on the meaning of “out-of-date” in paragraph 11(d) in the National Planning Policy Framework. Matthew Fraser sets out the key points.
September 10, 2020

Possession Notices – all change once more!

Alex Loxton sets out the government's proposed changes to the notice periods to be given to tenants when seeking possession of a property.
September 10, 2020

TUPE and splitting contracts of employment

Can a contract of employment be divided between transferees following a TUPE transfer? Charles Pigott examines a recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
September 10, 2020

Homelessness application: Interim relief, suitability and housing benefit

Clare Cullen considers a recent High Court decision to adjourn a case considering the suitability of interim accommodation where further information was required.
September 09, 2020

An opportunity not to be missed

John Howell MP and John Pugh-Smith call on the government, in its reform of the planning system, to take steps to promote the use of ADR.
September 03, 2020

Section 106s and the ‘technical traps’ submission – The final chapter?

A Planning Court judge has rejected a council's bid to disapply the pure principles of contractual interpretation to s.106 agreements. John Pugh-Smith explains why.

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August 27, 2020

Freehold enfranchisement and local authorities

If the recent Law Commission proposals for the reform of freehold enfranchisement become law, it will be the first significant change in residential leasehold law for nearly 20 years. V. Charles Ward analyses the potential impact on councils.
August 27, 2020

Freehold enfranchisement and local authorities

If the recent Law Commission proposals for the reform of freehold enfranchisement become law, it will be the first significant change in residential leasehold law for nearly 20 years. V. Charles Ward analyses the potential impact on councils.
August 27, 2020

Housing with Care and use classes

Has the High Court ended the 'Housing with Care' Use Class debate? asks Rachael Herbert.
August 27, 2020

Section 106 agreements and outline and s.73 planning permissions

The High Court has considered whether, following an outline planning permission for housing subject to a s106 agreement, section 73 permissions for essentially the same development were bound by the agreement. Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC analyses the judgment.
August 24, 2020

The 11th hour extension to the possession claim stay

Andy Lane and Tara O’Leary consider the late changes announced by the Government to extend the stay of possession claims beyond the 23 August deadline.
August 21, 2020

Obtaining possession of a secure tenancy

The following LexisNexis Local Government guidance note, produced in partnership with Karl King of Hardwicke Chambers, provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the grounds on which and steps required to obtain possession of a secure tenancy.
August 20, 2020

Discounted housing and the First Homes scheme

David Perry and Tim Willis examine the government’s latest proposals for mandatory provision of discounted housing through the First Homes scheme; including the classification of this tenure as “affordable housing” in planning policy terms.
August 13, 2020

Act fast to take advantage of the Green Homes Grant

Last week the Government announced the inclusion of local authorities in England within the scope of applicants for the Green Homes Grant. Nathan Bradberry and Maxim Laithwaite discuss how local authorities can get the most out of the scheme.
August 13, 2020

Possession claims after the stay is lifted

Andy Lane explains and provides an overview of the post-23 August 2020 landscape for residential possession claims.
August 07, 2020

LexisNexis Gross Legal Product (GLP) Index: Quantifying legal demand growth and the impact of COVID-19

LexisNexis has built a data model to track growth in demand for legal services – the Gross Legal Product Index, or GLP. The report provides a framework for quantifying the impact of COVID-19 on your sector.
August 06, 2020

Who is in charge of the PFI Train?

Rob Hann, former Head of Legal at 4ps/Local Partnerships, gives his unique insight into the pending expiry of many PFI contracts in the local government sector and asks who will take responsibility for the next generation of local government assets and services, an issue that is becoming ever more urgent…..
August 06, 2020

Continuing care decisions and children

A claimant recently brought a successful irrationality challenge to an NHS continuing care decision. Michael Armitage and Ciar McAndrew explain how.