When help with wood pellet fuel means no right to buy – Nearly Legal

Posted July 26th, 2018 in housing, local government, news, right to buy, tribunals by sally

‘Paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to Housing Act 1985 provides that a property is exempt from the Right to Buy where:

11.—

(1) The right to buy does not arise if the dwelling-house—

(a) is particularly suitable, having regard to its location, size, design, heating system and other features, for occupation by elderly persons, and

(b) was let to the tenant or a predecessor in title of his for occupation by a person who was aged 60 or more (whether the tenant or predecessor or another person).’

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Nearly Legal, 25th July 2018

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Southwark LBC v Akhtar Upper Tribunal [2017] UKUT 150 (LC) – Tanfield Chambers

‘The Upper Tribunal reversed decisions from the First Tier Tribunal in respect of the validity of estimated service demands, the requirements to prove the service of a notice under section 20B in light of the incorporation of section 196 of the Law of Property Act 1925 in the lease, and whether a tenant had waived the Landlord’s non-compliance with service charge mechanism of the lease by conduct.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 1st June 2017

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Queen’s Speech 2015: Scrapping the human rights act, right to buy, and an EU referendum – what you can expect – The Independent

‘The Queen’s Speech marks the start of this session of parliament. The address, written by government ministers, is delivered by the Queen and lays out the Government’s agenda for the next year.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Thousands of ‘right to buy’ negligence cases piling up against conveyancers – Legal Futures

‘Law firms are facing thousands of claims for professional negligence over their involvement in “right to buy” work, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 27th November 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

“Reinvigorated” Right to Buy in force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2012 in housing, local government, news, right to buy by sally

“The Government’s ‘reinvigorated’ Right to Buy scheme is now in force and will apply to social housing tenants, following a consultation at the end of last year.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Localism Bill: people to get legal right to buy threatened local shops or post offices – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2010 in assets of community value, bills, devolution, local government, news, right to buy by sally

“People will be given the legal right to buy threatened community assets like post offices or village shops, Communities secretary Eric Pickles will announce next week.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 16th, 2009 in delay, housing, law reports, rent, right to buy by sally

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2)

House of Lords

“The requirement that a local authority which had delayed processing a right-to-buy claim should deduct from the purchase price the purchasing tenant’s rent payments during the period of delay applied where the tenant’s rent had been paid for him in the form of housing benefit.”

The Times, 16th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted June 15th, 2009 in delay, housing, law reports, rent, right to buy by sally

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2) [2009] UKHL 29; [2009] WLR (D) 181

“The requirement that a local authority which had delayed processing a ‘right to buy’ claim under Pt V of the Housing Act 1985 should deduct from the purchase price the purchasing tenant’s rent payments during the period of delay remained applicable where the tenant’s rent had been paid for him in the form of housing benefit.”

WLR Daily, 11th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 24th, 2008 in benefits, housing, law reports, right to buy by sally

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2)

Court of Appeal

“Once a council tenant had served upon a council an operative notice of delay under the statutory right-to-buy scheme, rent paid by way of housing benefit counted towards the purchase price payable by the tenant for the council property.”

The Times, 24th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted June 16th, 2008 in benefits, housing, law reports, right to buy by sally

Hanoman v Southwark London Borough Council (No 2) [2008] EWCA Civ 624; [2008] WLR (D) 192

“Where a council tenant exercising his right to buy had served an operative notice of delay on the council, the housing benefit which he received counted as the payment of rent so as to reduce the purchase price for the purposes of ss 153A(5), 153B and 155(3A) of the 1985 Act, as amended.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Wragg and others v Surrey County Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 6th, 2008 in housing, law reports, right to buy by sally

Wragg and others v Surrey County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 19; [2008] WLR (D) 29

“Whether an employee occupied a dwelling-house provided by the employer ‘for the better performance of his duties’ within the meaning of para 2(1) of Sch 1 to the Housing Act 1985, so as not to be entitled to purchase the freehold of the house, was to established by applying an objective test.”

WLR Daily, 5th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.