Housing e-bulletin

March 3, 2010

Welcome to our fifth Housing Law E-bulletin which, as regular readers will notice, has undergone a radical change of format. We hope you approve and welcome any feedback you may have.

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

  • the long awaited decision on eligibility from the European Court of Justice in the cases of Ibrahim v Harrow LBC & Teixeira v Lambeth LBC;
  • the Supreme Court limiting the application of Article 6 ECHR to homelessness appeals in Tomlinson V Birmingham CC;
  • the High Court’s interpretation of important sections of the Housing Act 2004, concerning tenancy deposit schemes, in Draycott v Hannells Lettings Limited