19 November 2017

Social Housing Fraud

Please click here to read an article by Tim Crook on the powers and implications of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act (2013) published in Volume 16, Issue 5 of the Journal of Housing Law (2013).

10 year Anniversary

housing law services celebrated its 10th anniversary year on 1 September 2013.

The firm was founded 10 years ago specifically to serve Social Landlords. No other law firm is dedicated to the Social Landlord sector in the same way as housing law services.

Whilst the firm celebrates its 10th year in business, the combined housing experience of the specialist team at housing law services exceeds 100 years.

To find out how housing law services can serve your needs and requirements as a Landlord, please contact Tim Crook, the firm’s founder and principal.

housing law services becomes an LLP

On 1 September 2013, housing law services became a Limited Liability Partnership.

The members of the LLP (or ‘Partners’ to use the more traditional title) are: Tim Crook, Julie Allen, Adrian McClinton and Lawrence Talbot.

Tenancy Deposits: Superstrike

The Court of Appeal has found thaht a landlord must protect a deposit that was paid prior to the Deposit protection requirements coming into force (6 April 2007) if the statutory periodic tenancy that arises on expiry of the initial fixed term came into effect after 6 April 2007.

The decision was made in Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues (2013) EWCA Civ 669. Please click here to read a short bulletin we have prepared setting out the key parts of the court’s judgement.

If you have any queries about the potential impact of the decision and what action, if any, you should take, please contact any one of the housing law services’ team.

Statutory damages for unlawful eviction

In the case of London Borough of Lambeth v Loveridge (2013) EWCA Civ 494, the Court of Appeal has decided that the valuation of the statutory damages to which a tenant may be entitled following an unlawful eviction should take account of the vulnerability that the secure tenancy could be converted to an assured tenancy. Please click here to read a short bulletin we have prepared setting out the key parts of the Court’s judgement.

Tim Crook is elected to the Law Society Council to represent the Housing constituency

Tim Crook, principal of housing law services, was successful in the recent Law Society elections and has been appointed to the Law Society Council to represent the Housing constituency. Tim’s 4 year term of office begins on 11 July 2013. As part of Tim’s role championing and supporting Housing on the Law Society Council, Tim will also become a member of the Housing Law Council of the Law Society.  To view the election results on the Law Society websiteplease click here.

Tim Crook stands for the Law Society Council

Tim Crook, principal of housing law services, is standing for election to the Law Society Council to represent the housing constituency.

Tim has huge experience of housing law and now plans to use that experience to the benefit of the profession.

Please click here for more details about Tim’s manifesto pledges.

And please vote for him! You have until 5pm on 20 June to do so.

Possession and NTQs

The Court of Appeal has given clear guidance in the case of Fareham BC v Miller about the effect of a Notice to Quit on a tenancy. In summary, where the NTQ is properly served, the tenancy comes to an end and cannot be reinstated.

Please click here to read a short bulletin we have prepared setting out the key parts of the Court’s judgement.

If you have any queries about the potential impact of the decision in Fareham BC v Miller and how it may affect your future use of NTQs, please contact any one of the housing law services’ team.

New Court and Costs Rules

On 1 April 2013, new Court rules came into force. These new rules affect the way that all litigation is conducted, including housing cases.

For a summary of how the new rules are likely to affect housing cases, please click here.

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