Raglan Housing Association Ltd v Alex Patrick Fairclough – WLR Daily

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

Raglan Housing Association Ltd v Alex Patrick Fairclough 

“Where a person was arrested for indictable offences occurring before taking up a tenancy and was convicted of them during the course of the tenancy, the landlord was entitled to a possession order under ground 14 of Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1988.” 

WLR Daily, 2nd November 2007

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Human rights chief to investigate “anti-white bias” in council housing – The Times

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in housing, immigration, news, race discrimination by sally

“A new inquiry into whether immigrants jump council housing queues was announced by Trevor Phillips yesterday as the row over immigration policy intensified.”

Full story

The Times, 2nd November 2007

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Lawntown Ltd v Camenzuli and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 12th, 2007 in housing, law reports, restrictive covenants by sally

Lawntown Ltd v Camenzuli and another [2007] EWCA Civ 949

“Where the court was exercising its discretion under s 610(2) of the Housing Act 1985 to decide whether to vary a restrictive covenant to permit conversion of a single dwelling house into flats where planning permission had been granted there was no presumption, let alone duty, in favour of varying the covenant. It was left to the court to take account of all relevant factors and to carry out a balancing exercise, giving such weight as it judged appropriate to the various factors in the exercise of its discretion.”

WLR Daily, 10th October 2007

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Housing: encouraging responsible letting – Law Commission

Posted July 13th, 2007 in housing, press releases by sally

“On 12 July we published a consultation paper dealing with issues of how to promote responsible behaviour by landlords, and control anti-social behaviour by tenants in the private sector.”

Housing: encouraging responsible letting 

Law Commission, 12th July 2007

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R (Abdi) v Lambeth London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted July 11th, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

Official can decide twice

R (Abdi) v. Lambeth London Borough Council

Queen’s Bench Division

“A local authority housing officer who had refused a homeless person’s application for housing could also decide her application for temporary accommodation pending appeal.”

The Times, 11th July 2007

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Shala v Birmingham City Council – Times Law Reports

Posted July 6th, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

Councils must not shelter behind doctors

Shala v. Birmingham City Council

Court of Appeal

“Local authorities had to take care not to appear to be using professional medical advisers simply to provide or shore up their reasons to refuse applicants’ applications for housing as persons in priority need.”

The Times, 6th July 2007

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Islington London Borough Council v. Honeygan-Green – Times Law Reports

Posted June 29th, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

Status of tolerated trespasser

Islington London Borough Council v. Honeygan-Green

Queen’s Bench Division

“A council tenant could not exercise her right to buy her home if she fell into rent arrears before making the purchase but after the right had been granted. Even if the arrears were later paid off, she had to make a fresh application.”

The Times, 29th June 2007

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Regina v. Passmore – Times Law Reports

Posted June 28th, 2007 in housing, law reports, social security by sally

Notification was note required

Regina v. Passmore

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A person in receipt of housing or council tax benefit was not obliged to disclose a change in his circumstances to the prescribed benefits officer if that change did not affect any entitlement to his benefit under the social security legislation.”

The Times, 28th June 2007

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Contour Homes Ltd. v. Rowen – WLR Daily

Posted June 28th, 2007 in housing, law reports, rent by sally

Contour Homes Ltd. v. Rowen

“Where an assured tenancy agreement contained a clause providing the machinery for the increase of the rent the landlord was not required to comply with the rent review procedure set out by s 13 of the Housing Act 1988.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2007

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R v. Passmore – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2007 in housing, law reports, social security by sally

R v. Passmore

“If a change in a person’s circumstances did not affect any entitlement of his to any benefit under the social security legislation there was no obligation to disclose that change to the prescribed person.”

WLR Daily, 18th June 2007

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Omar v. Birmingham City Council – Times Law Reports

Posted June 12th, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

Housing authority need not state the obvious that the offer is final

Omar v. Birmingham City Council

Court of Appeal 

“It was not necessary for a letter offering accommodation in discharge of a local housing authority’s duty under the Housing Act 1996 to a person with priority need who was not intentionally homeless to state in so many words that the letter was “a final offer for the purposes of section 193(7)” where it was clear that it was a final offer.”

The Times, 12th June 2007

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London Borough of Islington v. Honeygan-Green – WLR Daily

Posted June 6th, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

London Borough of Islington v. Honeygan-Green

“Where the determination of a secure tenancy by the granting of a possession order had brought to an end an existing application under the Housing Act 1985 which had established the right to buy at a particular time and a particular price, that application was not capable of being revived once the tenancy itself had been revived.

WLR Daily, 25th May 2007

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Birmingham City Council v. Walker – Times Law Reports

Posted May 17th, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

Survivor was not successor to secure tenancy

Birmingham City Council v. Walker

House of Lords

“Where a joint tenant of council property became by survivorship the sole tenant, before becoming a secure tenant on the introduction of such tenancies in 1980 she was not herself a successor within the meaning of the Housing Act 1985 so as to debar further succession.”

The Times, 17th May 2007

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London & Quadrant Housing Trust v. Ansell – WLR Daily

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in housing, law reports by sally

London & Quadrant Housing Trust v. Ansell

“Where, pursuant to ss 82 and 85 of the Housing Act 1985, a former secure tenant, following a possession order made against her, remained in occupation as a tolerated trespasser but failed to comply with the conditions imposed under the order the proper course was for the landlord to recover possession by issuing fresh proceedings. It was not appropriate to issue a warrant to recover possession under the original order to enable the tenant to claim protection under s 85 (2) of the Housing Act 1985.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2007

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