Gearing up for the resumption of possession cases – part 1
We review the latest developments to social housing providers preparing for the anticipated lifting of the stay on possession proceedings: the new Practice Direction on dealing with possession cases and the opening of Nightingale Courts.
Housing case law - July 2020
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Is the stay that stayed longer to stay no more?
In just over six weeks’ time, it is expected that the stay on possession proceedings, initially imposed by CPR PD 51Z until 25 June 2020 and then extended by CPR 55.29 until 23 August 2020, will be lifted. We explain what this means for RPs.
Build, Build, Build!
As a result of COVID-19, Boris Johnson has put forward his ‘New Deal’ to boost the struggling UK economy and to address the ongoing issue of the UK’s housing shortage. We set out the new measures and investments of the deal and what they mean for RPs.
COVID-19: Top tips for remote inquest hearings
As we see the re-opening of Coroners’ courts following the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our series of inquest-related insights with our top tips for partially remote inquest hearings.
Section 21 Notice and ‘late’ gas safety certificates
The Court of Appeal gave judgment on whether landlords can recover possession via a notice under s21 of the Housing Act when they had failed to provide the tenant with a gas safety certificate before occupation. We explore what the decision means for RPs.
Video: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) after lockdown
This short video highlights a number of key areas for social housing providers to consider after the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown—exploring case management principles, discussions around risk assessments, tools and powers and preparing for change.