Archive for the 'housing' Category

Sharif v Camden London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Sharif v Camden London Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 463; [2011] WLR (D) 148

“A local housing authority’s duty under section 193(2) of the Housing Act 1996 to secure that accommodation was available for occupation by a homeless applicant was not discharged by providing two self-contained flats with no shared communal living areas, one for occupation by the applicant and her sister and the other for occupation by her father, because such accommodation was not available for occupation by the applicant together with any other persons who normally resided with her as members of her family within the meaning of section 176 of the 1996 Act.”

WLR Daily, 20th April 2011

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Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 442; [2011] WLR (D) 143

“Where a lease provided for quiet enjoyment that meant an ability to use the premises in an ordinary lawful way. Consequently where a disabled tenant requested a service from his landlord such as repair or redecoration the court had to assess whether the provision of that service would enable him to live as would any other typical tenant in the premises.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011

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Makisi v Birmingham City Council; Yosief v Same; Nagi v Same – WLR Daily

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Makisi v Birmingham City Council; Yosief v Same; Nagi v Same [2011] EWCA Civ 355; [2011] WLR (D) 124

“An applicant for housing under the homelessness provisions who, on an review of a decision to refuse accommodation, had a right to make oral representations where there had been a deficiency or irregularity in the original decision, could insist on a face-to-face hearing with the reviewer at which he or his representative could make representations.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

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Child Poverty Action Group mounts legal challenge to welfare reform – The Guardian

“The government is facing a legal challenge to its controversial plans to cap housing benefit payments on the grounds that large areas of the south-east will become off limits to the poor, with lone parents and ethnic minorities ‘disproportionately affected’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hounslow London Borough Council v Powell; Leeds City Council v Hall; Birmingham City Council v Frisby – WLR Daily

Hounslow London Borough Council v Powell; Leeds City Council v Hall; Birmingham City Council v Frisby [2011] UKSC 8; [2011] WLR (D) 64

“In all cases where a local authority was seeking possession of a property which constituted a persons home, including persons who had been granted introductory tenancies pursuant to Part V of the Housing Act 1996 and persons who had been granted a licence of property under the homelessness regime in Part VII of the 1996 Act, the court being asked to make the order for possession had to have the power, pursuant to article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, to consider whether the order would be a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2011

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Young offenders leaving custody for life of homelessness and reoffending – The Guardian

“Children as young as 13 are being released from custody without a safe place to live, forcing them into a cycle of homelessness and reoffending, research has shown.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hackney London Borough Council v Findlay – WLR Daily

Hackney London Borough Council v Findlay [2011] EWCA Civ 8; [2011] WLR (D) 7

“Where a court had made an order for possession against a tenant in his absence, on an application to set aside that order under CPR r 3.1 the court should take all the circumstances into account under r 3.9, where the tenant could show for the purposes of r 39.3(5) that he had acted promptly when he found out about the possession order, had a good reason for not attending the trial and had a reasonable prospect of success on the application, giving precedence to the requirements of r 39.3(5).”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2011

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