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Deregulation Act 2015 - what you need to know for October 2018

03 Oct 2018

Landlords will be aware of the provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015 which changed the operation of section 21 notices in Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs). Currently, the provisions only apply to ASTs granted or renewed from 1 October 2015, when the Act came into force. However, section 41(3)…

Breach of SPOs and asking permission for a warrant

03 Oct 2018

On 1 October 2018, The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2018 came into effect. These amendments include a one-line addition to Part 83 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 confirming that there is no longer any need to make an application for permission for a warrant for breach of a suspended…

Keeping housing affordable

03 Oct 2018

A survey carried by YouGov (survey conducted with 2,111 adults between 3 and 4 May) on behalf of home landlord Aster, revealed that only 60% of people are familiar with the homeownership product. This is despite the fact that 95% of the people who took part in the survey would qualify for the product…

ICO Issues Fines for Failure to Pay the Data Protection Fee

02 Oct 2018

Organisations who handle personal data in the course of their business have been handed a wake-up call by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) this month, with a number of fines being handed out for failures to pay the data protection fee. On 26 September 2018, the ICO reported that it…

The August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper

24 Aug 2018

The August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, has been published in response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, which highlighted how the law on housing conditions falls short of ensuring tenant safety. The Paper promises to offer a ' new deal for social housing ', by rebalancing the…

The Future of Property Litigation

02 Jul 2018

In July 2015 the Civil Justice Council set up The Working Group on Property Disputes in the Courts and Tribunals. Their purpose? To consider proposals for "flexible deployment" of judges between the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and the County Court in landlord and tenant, property…

Social Housing Regulation - what's in a name?

16 Mar 2018

In January 2018, the Homes and Communities Agency split into two separate entities: Homes England and the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). The reasoning behind the move is to eliminate the perceived potential conflict of interests between the part of the body that regulates registered providers, and…

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