In an important decision for local housing authorities, Hertfordshire County Council v Davies, the Court of Appeal has confirmed the lawfulness of an order for possession notwithstanding that the landlord had failed to comply with its duties under s. 11 of the Children Act 2004.
Andrew Lane and Tara O'Leary, who acted for Hertfordshire County Council, explain the judgement and its significance.
The Court of Appeal rules certain selective licensing conditions unlawful: Alistair Cantor considers Brown v Hyndburn Borough Council  EWCA Civ, a case with important implications for many local authorities.
The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill now has Government support and was debated on Friday 19 January 2018. We set out below the Bill’s aims and potentially significant implications for all private sector and social landlords.
In this article, Nicholas Grundy QC and Laura Williamson of Five Paper explain the recent determination of a possession claim, which began straightforwardly as a so-called 'only or principal home' case in the County Court and ended with a Court of Appeal judgment on issues as wide-ranging as agency, concurrent tenancies and Article 8 ECHR.
Sarah Salmon, barrister at Field Court Chambers, looks at the decision in Harris v Hounslow LBC  EWCA Civ 1476 where the Court of Appeal dismissed the tenant’s appeal against a possession order made on mandatory grounds under the Housing Act 1985.
Alice Richardson, Barrister at Arden Chambers, London & Trinity Chambers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne considers the decision R (U and U, by their mother as litigation friend, BU) v Milton Keynes Council  EWHC 3050.