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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. 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 26, 2020

Coronavirus Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

The Coronavirus Act 2020, which contains a wide range of emergency measures as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been given Royal Assent.

  FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

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.

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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.
March 20, 2020

Keeping the planning system going

Jonathan Easton sets out how local authorities can maintain decision taking when it is becoming ever more difficult to convene planning committees.
March 18, 2020

Coronavirus - contracts, force majeure and frustration

Paula Dumbill analyses the issues around force majeure provisions and the common law doctrine of frustration.
March 13, 2020

Phased planning permissions and CIL Liability Notices

Christopher Cant looks at the lessons to be learned from a Planning Court judge's ruling on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and phased planning permissions.
March 13, 2020

Valid or not valid?

Does an obvious mistake in a Notice of Seeking Possession invalidate it…or not? Steven Eccles reports on the lessons for housing associations and local authorities from an important recent ruling.
March 06, 2020

The role of judicial review applications in the CIL regime

A recent decision of Mr Justice Swift in the Planning Court will have a significant impact on the manner in which a Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is challenged and the stance taken by authorities in rebutting such challenges, writes Christopher Cant.
March 06, 2020

Discrimination claims, PCPs and one-off acts

Can a one-off act qualify as a provision, criterion or practice for discrimination claims? Nadjia Zychowicz examines a recent Court of Appeal ruling.
March 06, 2020

Contracting authorities co-operating together

An Advocate General’s opinion has provided guidance on the circumstances in which contracting authorities can co-operate with other contracting authorities without needing to procure the arrangement. Richard Moore, Rebecca Powell and David Stedman analyse the findings.
February 28, 2020

Judges in their own cause

Ian Graves sets out the lessons learned for local authorities when granting planning permission on their own land.
February 28, 2020

Mediation and planning disputes

Mediation can resolve a wide range and type of planning dispute. John Howell MP and John Pugh-Smith explain why it should be considered.
February 26, 2020

Housing case law update: February 2020

Michael Owen, Helen Gascoigne and Ian Larkins round up the latest housing law rulings from the courts and recent reports from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.