Archive for April 2010
Eastland Homes Partnership Limited v Sandra Whyte 2010 EWHC 695 (QB)
Following Weaver v L&Q and McIntyre v Gentoo, here is a clear indication of the brave new world of public law in which RSLs (sorry, PRHPs) find themselves. It is also an interesting and useful example of a public law defence (gateway b) in [...]
Next week is a big week for political parties but it is also a big week for tenancy deposit protection.
Two key cases, Universal Estates v Tiensia and Honeysuckle Properties v Fletcher, are both being heard together before the Court of Appeal on 7 May….
Hughes v Borodex Ltd.  EWCA Civ 425
This was the Court of Appeal hearing of the appeal from the High Court decision on first appeal that we reported in March 2009. I won’t rehearse the facts, which are in the earlier post, but the issue was whether former long leaseholders who had ended up with [...]
Case Comment: R (F) (by his litigation friend F) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 17 [updated]
In its first judgment of the Easter Term, a unanimous Supreme Court (Lords Phillips, Hope and Rodger, Lady Hale and Lord Clarke) dismissed the appeal of the Secretary of State against a declaration of incompatibility originally made by the Divisional C…
As we have previously reported the maximum rent threshold for Housing Act 1988 tenancies is to be altered on 1 October from £25,000 to £100,000.
One of the key questions has been what the position will be for tenancy deposits taken in respect of tena…
The London Borough of Newham is, without doubt, a hard-pressed council with extremely high levels of housing need, insufficient accommodation of any sort of decent quality to meet that need, and an engaged staff, as anybody who read Ahmad would tell you. In spite of that, they do some excellent, top notch work. For example, [...]
I am pleased to introduce a review of this classic book from LAG, from Giles Peaker of Anthony Gold. Homelessness and Allocations. 8th Edition This may not be a book of much use to private landlords, although a glance between its covers would rapidly disabuse some of their conviction that ‘the Council’ will automatically help…