Archive for January 2012
Wychavon DC v EM is a double decision, so to speak, by Judge Mark on a housing benefit matter, with broader implications regarding incapacity. In essence, EM is profoundly disabled (mentally and physically). Her parents moved her from a care home, with the support of Worcestershire CC (which also encouraged the understanding that entitlement to HB would follow), to an annex they constructed at their home. EM had previously lived in the garage at their home, but this was unsuitable as EM required round the clock care from three carers, who needed their own accommodation. EM’s parents could not afford this new arrangement without housing benefit. EM’s dad entered into … Read the full post
No prizes for guessing what I was listening to when I decided to write this. I bring you two important…
[note for law students: this is a really important case on land registration in which the principles in Abbey National BS v Cann are considered and applied. Please note that we do not write essays for you or respond to queries which assist you in writing your essays - we get quite snippy about such enquiries so beware. As an academic and property law teacher myself, I get quite irate with those enquiries. However, if you want to engage with us and our writing, we would be really happy and will respond in kind.]
Every generation seems to … Read the full post
What duty does a Landlord have if the tenant leaves their belongings in the property once they have vacated?
The above question is one which we get frequently asked by agents on the PainSmith helpline. It is often the case that tenants will vacate a property and leave their personal possessions behind which can pose a real problem for landlords.
The Torts (In…