A claimant who made a judicial review claim in order to secure housing for her family under section 17 of the Children Act did not “succeed” in her claim when the authority then provided the housing. The High Court found that the authority reached the decision that they had a duty under section 17 independently […]
Mark Tempest successfully argued that the statutory provision requiring the landlord to protect the tenant’s deposit before giving notice to end the tenancy applied even when the deposit was paid before the statute came into force.
From 1 September 2012 a new offence of squatting in a residential building took effect but whether jail for up to 51 weeks and/or a fine will deter would-be squatters remains to be seen. However those advising property owners or occupiers dispossessed by squatters will, by definition, be dealing with a situation where the existence […]