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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 27 March 2017
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Rent Repayment Orders

Things are about to get a little tougher for those Landlords who choose not to obey the law because the scope of Rent Repayment Orders (RROs) is about to be widened when Part 2 of the Housing and Planning Act…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 21 December 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

New Warrant of Possession Forms

In October, we reported on the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) [2016].  Subscribers will recall that the case decided that where a landlord wishes to enforce a Suspended Possession Order, they must apply to the court for…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 16 December 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Changes to Court Trial Fees from 6 March 2017

The good news is that they are not being increased, but changes will be coming in for Trials where the listing of the trial is notified to the parties after 6 March 2017. The changes are: The trial fee will…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 24 November 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

New Notice of Seeking Possession Form for use from 1 December 2016

The Government has updated the Section 8/Notice of Seeking Possession form. The reason for the update is the introduction of mandatory possession ground 7B which concerns evictions due to immigration status (see section 41 of the Immigration Act 2016 for…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 23 November 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Compulsory Pay to Stay has been abandoned

The government announced yesterday that it was abandoning its plans to introduce compulsory pay to stay which, it will be remembered, was introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 where Registered Providers had to set a higher rate of…

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Sarah Schooling

Posted 25 October 2016
by Sarah Schooling

Important case concerning warrants of possession

Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) [2016] http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/1034.html Usually, we try to give these news flashes witty headings.  We didn’t with this one because this is the sort of case that is of such importance to social landlords that we…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 3 October 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Service Charges

This eflash covers 2 recent cases concerning service charges; the first is a case about whether letting via Airbnb is a breach of a lease and the second is about whether a housing association can recover service charges when they…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 11 March 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Is a housing association a supplier of water?

In the interesting case of Jones v London Borough of Southwark  EWHC 457 Southwark had, for many years, an arrangement with Thames Water where they would collect water charges from tenants on top of rent.  This case is about a successful…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 19 February 2016
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Housing law newsletter Winter 2016

Disrepair, Damages and Non-Occupation – Moorjani v Durban Estates Ltd Can you claim damages when you are not living in a property? The answer is yes. However, they will be reduced, in this case by 50% of what would have…

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Simon Sanger-Anderson

Posted 23 October 2015
by Simon Sanger-Anderson

Housing law seminar Autumn 2015

It’s been a busy 12 months in housing law, what with the changes to the anti-social behaviour laws, the introduction of the Care Act and the new rules on Section 21 notices for Assured Shorthold Tenancies. We understand how difficult…

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