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  NEWS

July 14, 2020

Court finds it unlawful for landlords to operate 'no DSS' policy

A judge has ruled that it is illegal for landlords to operate ‘no DSS’ policies that refuse letting to people claiming benefits.
July 14, 2020

Man loses appeal over conviction for unlawfully subletting council home

A man from Wolverhampton has lost an appeal against his conviction for unlawfully subletting a council home.
July 13, 2020

Regulator notifies large social landlords of plans to increase regulatory activity

The Regulator of Social Housing has this month told large social landlords that it intends to gradually scale up its regulatory activity as the pandemic situation eases.
July 13, 2020

Appeal decision on NPPF Para 74 quashed: report

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has consented to judgment over the decision to dismiss a developer’s appeal for a residential development of up to 90 dwellings, it has been reported.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

July 09, 2020

COVID-19, homelessness and rough sleepers: how to help persons ineligible for support

Tara Leary looks at what legal powers local authorities will have to deal with rough sleepers once lockdown ends.
July 03, 2020

Neighbourhood planning ... where to now in this brave new world?

Two recent court decisions should be welcomed by neighbourhood planners and local planning authorities, writes Peter Edwards.
July 03, 2020

COVID-19 - Code of principles on commercial leases

The Government has issued a new Code of Practice for commercial property relationships: What does it mean for landlords and tenants? Sara Bailey, Yvette Bryan and Nick Levy explain.
June 29, 2020

Housing case law update - June 2020

Daniel Skinner and Natalie Hurst examine the latest housing-related cases in the Court of Appeal, High Court and Upper Tribunal.
June 29, 2020

Gas safety certificates and possession proceedings

Sarah Salmon examines an important Court of Appeal ruling on section 21 notices and the service of relevant gas safety records.
June 29, 2020

The section 188(1) duty and the Homelessness Reduction Act

Toby Vanhegan looks at a recent High Court ruling on amendents introduced by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
June 29, 2020

The COVID-19 “New Deal”​

Russell Harris QC explains how the delivery of housing association dwellings could be boosted at a stroke.
June 29, 2020

Private registered providers and the EIRs

The Upper Tribunal has confirmed private registered providers are not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations. Kate Dimes Letters and Andrew Latham look at the key points of the ruling.

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June 29, 2020

Income-strip and housing supply

When it comes to boosting housing supply, is income-strip a potential solution? Paul McDermott looks at the advantages.
June 26, 2020

Variation and enforcement of s.106 – Part 3: relationship to s.73 TCPA

In the third in a series of articles by barristers at Landmark Chambers on varying s.106 obligations, Matthew Henderson looks at the relationship to s. 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
June 26, 2020

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes - a practical checklist for varying public sector agreements

How should you go about varying agreements? Kieran McGaughey provides a practical checklist.
June 26, 2020

The right to lobby councillors: Holborn Studios 2

A High Court judge recently considered the right of local councillors to receive correspondence from the public and to consider it when making decisions. Richard Harwood QC analyses the outcome.
June 26, 2020

Site allocation plans and Green Belt release

A Planning Court judge recently allowed a legal challenge to the Leeds Site Allocations Plan. Jenny Wigley explains why.
June 26, 2020

Asking employees to re-apply for their old jobs

Can an employer ask a redundant employee to apply for their old job? Mark Stevens examines a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling.
June 19, 2020

The First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) - practice and procedure

This Property Disputes guidance note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the jurisdiction, practice and procedure of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
June 19, 2020

Access to viability assessments: Holborn Studios 2

In the first of two articles Richard Harwood QC considers what the Planning Court had to say about the public's right of access to viability assessments.
June 19, 2020

Varying s106 obligations Part 2: S106B appeals

In the second in a series of articles from Landmark Chambers on the subject of the variation and enforcement of s106 obligations, James Maurici QC considers s106B appeals in relation to variations and discharge.
June 18, 2020

Coronavirus and the duty to house

The High Court has found that local authorities are not obliged to provide furniture and white goods for unfurnished accommodation, writes Tom van der Klugt.
June 12, 2020

Quick guide to landlord’s remedies for breach of lease

The following property disputes guidance note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information for commercial landlords.
June 12, 2020

Varying a s106 obligation

In the first in a series of articles to be published by a group of Landmark barristers over the coming weeks, Kate Olley looks at the variation and enforcement of s106 obligations.