21 March 2018

Tim Crook gives housing law update to CIH South East’s Regional Conference

Tim Crook updated housing professionals on the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act at the regional conference and advised on the new tools that will be available to practitioners later in the year.

housing law services supports Rye College’s Careers Fair

Glenda Nichols attends Rye College’s Career Fair to encourage students to consider a career in the law and to explain the various levels of entry for all.

housing law services attends a careers workshop at St Richard’s College Bexhill

Tim Crook speaks to Year 9 students about a career in the legal profession.

Solihull MBC -v- Khan (2014) EWCA Civ.41

The Court of Appeal considers the extent of the duties of a local authority in considering whether it has discharged its duties under S.193 of the Housing Act 1996 to secure accommodation for the homeless.  Please click here.

housing law services is proud to sponsor the CIH SE Practitioner’s Conference for the third successive year

The Chartered Institute of Housing is running its South East Practitioner’s Conference at the Norton Park Hotel in Winchester from Thursday, 19 September to Friday, 20 September 2013. Amongst other topics, the expert Conference speakers will examine leasehold management in the private rented sector, equality and diversity, health and housing, and complaint handling. Tim Crook will be running a workshop on the latest developments in housing law. For more details about the Conference, including full details of the programme and cost of the event, please click here.

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.

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