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Residential tenants gain right to make energy efficiency improvements

On 1 April 2016 many residential tenants gained the right to ask for their landlord’s consent to make energy efficiency improvements to their rented home, under Part 2 of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. ...

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24.11.2016

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Supreme Court decides important disrepair appeal

Is your flat affected by a leak from an upstairs flat within your block? Or perhaps there are problems within the communal areas of the block where you live that your landlord is refusing to deal with? The Supreme Court ...

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20.07.2016

Right to rent

The “Right to Rent” provisions came in on Monday this week (1 February 2016). The provisions require landlords to check the immigration status of their prospective tenants (and any adult who will be living with them) before they let out ...

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04.02.2016

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Changes in law give tenants additional rights

1st October 2015 was an important day for the private rented sector as it marked a change in the way that assured shorthold tenancies can be brought to an end using the s.21 notice procedure. The aim of this article ...

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26.10.2015

Miles & Partners Solicitors & Advocates, London

Solicitor granted reprieve from Court after failing to attend directions hearing

The intention of the 2013 Civil Procedure Reforms was to ensure that court litigation was conducted proportionately and efficiently, which meant that Courts were expected to censure the lax culture of non-compliance with Court orders which, it was believed, had ...

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23.03.2015

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Domestic and other violence and homelessness

The Court of Appeal has been looking at the circumstances when an applicant for homelessness assistance can argue that it is not reasonable to continue to occupy their home because of threatened or actual violence from a third party. In ...

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24.02.2015

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Local Authorities and intentionally homeless families – who takes the responsibility?

R (on the application of) AM v London Borough of Havering (1), London Borough of Tower Hamlets (2), London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (Interested Party) This case was given permission by James Goudie QC on 17 October 2014 and ...

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02.12.2014

The Sojourner Project

The Sojourner Project – Protecting women with no recourse to public funds. Eaves Housing was formed in 1977 as Homeless Action. Its aim was to target the hidden homeless – single women without dependent(s) who are least likely to have ...

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19.09.2011

Miles & Partners Solicitors & Advocates, London

Rights to respect from a social landlord?

What are the duties owed to occupants of social housing by landlords under the Human Rights Act 1998 following publication of recent Equality and Human Rights Commission Guidance? A few weeks ago a judge in the European Court of Human ...

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03.06.2011