As landlords nationwide breathe an audible sigh of relief, Ben du Feu considers the Supreme Court’s recent decision about the extent of the repairing obligation in section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
At a time when the Right to Buy is being extended to Housing Associations, it is a real concern that the Audit Commission estimates that cases of RTB Fraud have increased fivefold since 2009/2010 and which costs the public purse £12.3 million per annum...
As local housing authorities nationwide consider introducing or renewing additional and selective licensing schemes, Dean Underwood of Cornerstone Barristers considers the requirements of a key pre-condition to designation and provides local housing authorities with tips about lawful consultation.
In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling which decisively prevents residential tenants and other occupiers in the private sector from raising Article 8 defences to possession proceedings brought by their landlords.
Matt Hutchings and Jennifer Oscroft of Cornerstone Barristers, who acted for Shelter, interveners in the appeal, consider the judgment and its implications.