Housing Law Bulletin - Issue 187 - 20 September 2010

Monday 20 September 2010

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The Latest Housing Law News

Housing and Human Rights: this week (on Tuesday 21 September 2010) the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will deliver its long awaited judgment in Kay v UK on the impact of Article 8 on possession proceedings. For the details of the case and the question the court will be answering, click here.

Homelessness (rough sleeping): on 14 September 2010 the UK Government issued new guidance to local authorities in England to help them evaluate more accurately the numbers of rough sleepers in their areas. For a copy of the guidance, click here. For the announcement on the outcome of the recent consultation exercise of the issue, click here. For a summary of the consultation responses, click here.

Housing associations in Wales: on 8 September 2010 the Welsh Assembly Government published new guidelines against which it will assess the performance of housing associations in Wales. For a copy of the new guidelines, click here. For the Ministerial statement which accompanied publication, click here.

Mortgage repossessions: new figures from the Financial Services Authority show that just under 10,000 homes were repossessed in the second quarter of this year and that over 37,000 new borrowers have fallen into arrears. For full details, click here.

The Latest Housing Case Law

The High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are still on vacation.

Housing Law Articles

The role of the LGO in investigating homelessness complaints
D. Sleeman
[2010] 141 Adviser (September/October) 16

Give me just a little more time
(new help for tenants of mortgage borrowers)
M. Robinson
[2010] 141 Adviser (September/October) 21

The price is right
(commentary on the rent threshold increase for assured tenancies)
N. Lawlor
[2010] 17 September Inside Housing 39
To read the article, click here.

Housing Law Books

Defending Possession Proceedings
The new (seventh) edition of Defending Possession Proceedings by Jan Luba QC, John Gallagher, Derek McConnell and Nic Madge runs to over 1000 pages and was published last month. Price: £55.00.
For full details, click here.

Housing Allocation and Homelessness
The new (second) edition of Housing Allocation and Homelessness: Law and Practice by Jan Luba QC and Liz Davies has been published. Price: £50.00.
For full details, click here.
To read an independent review, click here.

Repairs: tenants' rights
The new (fourth) edition of Repairs: tenants' rights by Jan Luba QC, Deirdre Forster and Beatrice Prevatt has been published. Price: £45.00.
For full details, click here.
To watch an independent review, click here.
To read an independent review, click here.

Housing Law Handbook - 10% off
The Housing Law Handbook, edited by Stephen Cottle and written by other members of the Garden Court Housing Team, covers possession proceedings, homelessness rights, the allocation of social housing, and other routes into housing. To claim your 10% discount, order online and quote promotion code GCTHLH when prompted.
To read an independent review, click here.

Housing Law Events

This Week

22 September 2010
The Homelessness Update 2010
An HLPA General Meeting in London
For the full details, click here.

24 September 2010
Using Public Law in Housing Cases
A Legal Action Group training event in London
For more details, click here.

Later this Month

30 September 2010
Preventing Homelessness and Protecting Homeowners National Conference 2010
A Lime Legal event in London
For more details, click here.

This Autumn

7 October 2010
Social Housing Allocation Conference 2010
A Lime Legal event in London
For more details, click here.

14 October 2010
Judicial Review Conference
A leading team from Garden Court Chambers will give an up-to-date overview of all aspects of judicial review including housing law, together with practical advice on how to apply the law successfully.
For full details, click here.

14 October 2010
Anti-social Behaviour and Social Housing Conference 2010
A Lime Legal event in London
For more details, click here.

21 October 2010
Anti Social Behaviour Possession Claims and Injunctions
A Garden Court Chambers evening seminar
For the details, click here.

11 November 2010
Gypsies, Travellers and Unauthorised Encampments
A Garden Court Chambers evening seminar
For the details, click here.

17 November 2010
The Housing Law Update 2010
An HLPA General Meeting in London
For the details, click here.

30 November 2010
Residential Landlord & Tenant Conference
A Professional Conferences event in London
For the details, click here.

1 December 2010
Housing Management Conference 2010
A Lime Legal conference in London
For the details, click here.

15 December 2010
HLPA Annual Conference
A London Conference
For the details, click here.

 

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