Unlawful eviction – but landlord not liable – Nearly Legal

Posted June 20th, 2022 in appeals, covenants, damages, housing, injunctions, landlord & tenant, news, repossession by tracey

‘Brem v Murray & Marchant (2022) EWHC 1479 (QB). An appeal judgment from a first instance judgment on a claim for unlawful eviction, which deals with the landlord’s liability for the unlawful eviction that had taken place.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th June 2022

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Management transfers and public functions: R(TRX) v Network Homes – Nearly Legal

Posted June 20th, 2022 in domestic violence, equality, housing, judicial review, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘This judicial review of R(TRX) v Network Homes (2022) EWHC 456 (Admin) CO/3538/2021 is a useful restatement of the principles which apply in determining when decisions of Private Registered Providers of social housing (Housing Associations) can be judicially reviewed. The case concerned an application for a management transfer following threats of domestic abuse made to the Claimant, TRX, by X, her former partner. The Claimant brought 6 grounds of review after her request for a management transfer was refused by the Defendant. ‘

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Nearly Legal, 19th June 2022

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No-fault evictions and bans on social services tenants to be outlawed in England – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2022 in health & safety, housing, landlord & tenant, news, social security by sally

‘Measures to tackle unscrupulous private landlords who evict tenants without giving a reason or who let unsafe homes, will be introduced under government proposals aimed at giving a better deal for millions of renters in England.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2022

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Landlord jailed for 12 months over illegal eviction of tenant – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2022 in harassment, landlord & tenant, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Peterborough landlord has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for the illegal eviction and harassment of a private tenant, following a prosecution brought by Peterborough City Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, June 2022

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Millions invested to help people facing eviction or repossession – Ministry of Justice

‘More people will get access to free expert legal advice to give them the best chance of keeping their home when they fall into difficult financial times, backed by over £10 million of extra funding injected into housing legal aid every year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 31st May 2022

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Stockwell tenant jailed for murdering couple during lockdown – BBC News

‘A man who stabbed his two landlords to death during the first lockdown has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2022

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City council prosecutes landlord for unlawfully evicting family of five – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2022 in harassment, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Chelmsford City Council has prosecuted a landlord who unlawfully evicted a family of five from their home in Chelmsford, Essex, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th May 2022

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Stockwell tenant guilty of murdering couple during lockdown – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2022 in coronavirus, landlord & tenant, murder, news by sally

‘A man who stabbed his landlords to death during the first national lockdown has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2022

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Landlord loses court battle with local authority over costs agreement reached by his counsel – Local Government Lawyer

‘A cost agreement cannot be undone simply because one party claimed to have stopped instructing the barrister concerned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th May 2022

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And no extensions – Nearly Legal

‘The Court of Appeal was faced with the question of whether a local authority had the power to extend time for a flexible tenant to request a review of the authority’s decision not to offer a new fixed term at the end of the initial fixed term beyond the 21 days provided for in section 107E Housing Act 1985. At first instance judicial review, the High Court had held there was no such power (our report here). Ms Kalonga appealed.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th May 2022

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Landlord ordered to pay £230k over flats that were below minimum size standards and not in compliance with planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord in London who “illegally squashed” seven flats into a development that only had planning permission for six, has been ordered to pay £230,000 under a confiscation order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2022

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‘Sex for rent’ landlord jailed in first conviction of its kind in UK – Daily Telegraph

‘A landlord who forced a tenant to wear a bikini at all times has become the first person to be convicted for “sex for rent” offences in England and Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2022

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Supreme Court to consider rent repayment order regime and superior landlords – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in a case concerning the Rent Repayment Order regime in the Housing Act 2004 and Housing and Planning Act 2016, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2022

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EV charging infrastructure – landlord and tenant issues – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘In the second blog in our series looking at common questions we receive on the roll out of EV infrastructure, we focus on two queries we regularly see in the context of landlord and tenant relations.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 26th April 2022

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No-fault evictions: 200,000 renters in England served notices in three years – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, repossession, statistics by sally

‘More than 200,000 private renters in England have been served eviction notices without doing anything wrong in the three years since the government first promised to ban the practice, housing campaigners have claimed.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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One in eight private rented homes poses ‘serious threat’ to occupants’ health, damning report finds – The Independent

‘More than one in eight privately rented homes in England pose a “serious threat” to the health and safety of their occupants, a damning report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2022

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Cooke v Northwood (Solihull) Ltd; Northwood (Solihull) Ltd v Fearn [2022] EWCA Civ 40 – Lamb Chambers

Posted April 7th, 2022 in appeals, chambers articles, company law, deposits, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal answered the questions of whether an agent is able to sign (i) a certificate required as part of the prescribed information relating to tenancy deposits , (ii) a section 8 notice and it reiterated the position on statutory requirements and the validity of notices more generally.’

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Lamb Chambers, March 2022

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Case Comment: R (on the application of Z) v Hackney LBC [2020] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

‘The narrow result of this appeal is that, on the facts, it was proportionate and lawful for a charity to restrict the allocation of its housing stock to Orthodox Jewish families. However, in reaching that conclusion, Lord Sales, giving the leading judgment, made a number of points of wider importance.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th April 2022

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Case Comment: Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga [2022] UKSC 7 – UKSC Blog

‘Ms Chipo Kalonga (“Ms Kalonga”) was the tenant of a property in Croydon under a flexible tenancy for a fixed term of five years from 25 May 2015 to 24 May 2020 (the “Tenancy Agreement“). Croydon London Borough Council was her landlord (“Croydon“).’

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UKSC Blog, 5th April 2022

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Service and admin charges – from the Upper Tribunal – Nearly Legal

‘The First Tier Tribunal had been wrong to grant dispensation from section 20 consultation requirements on the basis that the freeholder “had started the consultation process and had kept the leaseholders of flats in the block informed until the works became sufficiently urgent that the respondent had had to carry them out without waiting for the consultation to be completed.”’

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Nearly Legal, 3rd April 2022

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