The ban on hearings to determine evictions of social and privately rented residential accommodation is to last until the end of August.
Today is the start of the registration period for funding to remove non-ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) cladding on buildings. Affected building owners and registered social housing providers have until 31 July to register for the scheme.
Landlords should be aware that from Monday (1 June) the Tenants Fees Act applies to tenancies and licences whenever they were granted.
Judgment was handed down this afternoon in the important case of Arkin v Marshall. As well as endorsing PD 51Z, it provided clarity to lawyers as to what can and cannot be done during a stay generally.
Jonathan Pennington Legh will be one of the presenters in the Social Housing Law Association’s disrepair webinar on Thursday 21 May.
Although housing possession cases have to a large degree drawn to a standstill. Some types of housing hearings are still taking place during this period.
All current housing possession claims are suspended from today (27 March 2020) for 3 months. However it important to note that this is simply a suspension for 3 months
Must a claimant of rectification for common mistake show that the parties actually (subjectively) shared the same mistaken belief as to the meaning of the contract? Yes, said the Court of Appeal in FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corporation Ltd  EWCA Civ 1361.
Jonathan Pennington Legh discusses the Court of Appeal judgment in Adesotu v Lewisham London Borough Council  EWCA Civ 1405 which was handed down on 2 August 2019.
Jonathan Pennington Legh discusses the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) case of London Borough of Southwark v Baharier.