In this article, Sarah Salmon and Jonathan Manning, barristers at Arden Chambers, present a report about the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Birmingham CC v SS, SA and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWCA Civ 1211, concerning the proper assessment of eligible rent for exempt accommodation when calculating Housing Benefit
Dean Underwood of Cornerstone Barristers represented the local authority in this recent prosecution. Here, he provides a summary of the magistrates’ decision, heading to the High Court on appeal, that each of the commonly-owned flats in a converted house required a licence under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004.
In this article, Rebecca Brady, from Devonshires solicitors, shows an overview of changes made by the Immigration Act 2016, including a new mandatory ‘no right to rent’ ground for possession under the Housing Act 1988.
Tara O'Leary, from Cornerstone Barristers, explains that the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will introduce significant amendments to the rules concerning succession to secure tenancies under the Housing Act 1985. The amendments herald the end not only of ‘tenancies for life’ but also of ‘tenancies for life after life’ over successive generations.