Issue 7 - 27th February 2006

Monday 27 February 2006

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Government & Parliament

On 22 February 2006 the Government published the first tranche of secondary legislation for England dealing with the changes taking effect from 6 April 2006 in

·HMO licensing

·Selective Licensing

·Management Orders

The content of this legislation, made under the Housing Act 2004, is described in an ODPM News Release which you can see by clicking here . and the orders themselves can be downloaded from the Stationary Office website by clicking here .

Cases

Crossley v Westminster CC. 23 February 2006. [2006] EWCA Civ 140. Priority need. Vulnerability. Rough sleeping drug-user. Council finding of non-vulnerability quashed by county court judge. Appeal dismissed. To view the Transcript Click Here

Graham v ChorleyBC. 21 February. [2006] EWCA Civ 92. Tenant injured when tripped on raised flagstone of her garden path. Claim under Defective Premises Act 1972 dismissed on submission of ?no case to answer?. Appeal allowed. Retrial ordered. To view the transcript Click Here

Articles

 

Tackling bad behaviour: options for landlords and tenants (2006) 163 Property Law Journal 19

Eviction for anti-social behaviour (2006) Jan/Feb Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 85

Circulars

HB/CTB A3/2006 (20 February 2006) proposes changes to the Performance Standards used to measure quality of HB services. Consultation ends 9 March 2006. For more info Click Here

HB/CTB A4/2006 (20 February 2006) explains changes to the benefit overpayments rules taking effect from 10 April 2006. For more info Click Here

Free housing law seminars

29 March 2006 Gypsy Law Update

26 April 2006 Tolerated Trespassers and Restoring Tenancies (This seminar is now FULL but we are now taking bookings for the repeat date on 10 May 2006)

24 May 2006 Housing Allocations

Click here for further info.

Other dates for the housing lawyer's diary

28 February 2006: Public Sector Housing Law Conference. Click here for further info.

1 March 2006: Housing Disrepair. LAG training. Click here for further info.

15 March 2006: Human Rights & Housing. HLPA meeting London Click here for further info.

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