Housing e-bulletin

June 1, 2010

Welcome to the latest issue of our regular Housing Law E-bulletin. Thank you for the positive feedback on the change of format – we are glad you like it!

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

  • yet more guidance from the Court of Appeal on Kay gateway (b) defences in possession proceedings, this time in relation to tenancies granted under Part VII HA 1996 and the Introductory tenancy scheme: Salford CC v Mullen and 4 other appeals;
  • consideration of whether it is an abuse of process to bring a disrepair claim after having previously compromised possession proceedings: Henley v Bloom;
  • dogs, discrimination and the DDA 1995: Thomas-Ashley v Drum HA Limited.