Dean Underwood, Cornerstone Barristers, takes a look the implications of the decision in R (Gaskin) v Richmond-upon-Thames LBC for local housing authorities nationwide in SHLA’s second article on this case.
As Housing Providers you will be considered to be an Organisation carrying out a Public Function and/or a Service Provider under the terms of the Equality Act 2010, depending upon whether you are a Local Authority, a Housing Association or an ALMO.
Almost all County Courts are familiar with and equipped to deal with Injunction applications under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, including when they are made on a without notice emergency basis. This is not necessarily the case in the Youth Court when application is made against a minor, so beware!
Alice Richardson, Barrister at Trinity Chambers Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Arden Chambers, London, who acted successfully for one of the Appellants, considers the case of Mirza (1) City Based Lettings Limited (2) v Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Crown Court, HHJ Gittins.
Yetunde Dania, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, considers a recent county court appeal that dealt with stock transfer RPs and the use of mandatory ground 7A. The tenancy agreement listed the grounds for possession upon which the RP would seek to rely to recover possession with ground 7A not in existence when the tenancy was entered into.