The latest news in this ongoing and controversial problem is yesterday’s Government announcement of a £3.5bn fund towards the repair/removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings in England.
Sarah Salmon was highly commended in the Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year category at the 2020 Bar Pro Bono Awards virtual ceremony. The category had a record number of nominees this year.
The nominations recognise their pro bono advice and representation in the Court of Appeal case of Jarvis v Evans (in which Shelter Cymru were an intervenor). The case was heard in June and considered landlord licensing in Wales.
This case was the first to see the provisions of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 before the higher courts and will have substantial implications for both private landlords and tenants in Wales.
This judgment should go some way to ensuring that landlords do comply with requirements which, in turn, will hopefully lead to standards improving in the private sector in Wales.
Sarah Salmon and Christopher McCarthy represent the tenants in Jarvis v Evans. The case raises a narrow but important point about the provisions of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.
If you would like to adjourn a trial on medical grounds, Morgan & Another v Egan helpfully summarises the key authorities and approach to such an application
The Coronavirus Bill currently going through the UK parliament has provisions relating to business tenancies in England and Wales to protect against forfeiture etc.
As part of the UK government’s preparedness for coronavirus and the economic uncertainty it has caused, legislation is being introduced to protect tenants from eviction. All landlords should be aware that from the day after the act is passed until 30 September 2020, you will need to comply with amended notice periods for almost all residential tenancies.