Housing e-bulletin

March 1, 2011

Welcome to the latest issue of our regular Housing Law E-bulletin, the first of 2011. We hope this year will see some interesting developments in Housing law.

There have been a number of significant cases in housing law this quarter. We think the highlights include:

  • Hounslow LBC v Powell; Leeds CC v Hall; Birmingham CC v Frisby [2011] UKSC 8 – the Supreme Court takes another look at proportionality in certain types of possession cases; and
  • Yemshaw v Hounslow LBC – the Supreme Court decided that ‘violence’ in s. 177(1) HA 1996 is not limited to physical violence;