Recent Social Housing

  • Oliver Pannell
    Feature

    After the fire

    2018-12-05T10:24:00Z

    Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law

  • Feature

    Open house

    2015-09-02T00:00:00Z

    In the second of our new series on social housing, James Stone considers the potential impact on the sector of the government’s manifesto proposals and proposed legislative programme, including the extension of the right-to-buy scheme

  • Daniel Pike
    Feature

    Round the houses

    2015-06-03T14:25:00Z

    Housing and house-building were key battlegrounds in the recent election. Daniel Pike outlines the parties’ various pledges, what changes we might see under the new government, and the role the state has to play in effective and affordable housing supply

  • David Smith
    Analysis

    Spotlight: Edwards v Kumarasamy

    2015-03-12T15:07:00Z

    The Court of Appeal’s recent interpretation of section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 has broadened the repairing obligations of landlords

  • HMRC
    News

    HMRC announces extension of SDLT multiple dwellings relief

    2014-12-10T18:18:00Z

    The change will mean that purchases from housing associations of superior leasehold interests in property subject to shared ownership leases can attract relief, where the transaction is part of a ‘lease and leaseback’ arrangement

  • Jennifer Robinson
    Feature

    Value added

    2014-12-09T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a new occasional series on social housing for property lawyers, Jennifer Robinson  explains the key factors a commercial property lawyer has to consider when acting for Registered Providers who are acquiring land or property for development

  • Jane Plant
    Feature

    Nuisance act

    2014-09-16T10:37:00Z

    The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 reforms the remedies available to tackle with anti-social behaviour, including the introduction of injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance. Jane Plant looks at the key provisions impacting landlords and tenants

  • Analysis

    Balog v Birmingham City Council

    2014-02-05T14:57:00Z

    The Court of Appeal held that Birmingham City Council had considered the issue of affordability when considering whether the respondent had made himself intentionally homeless.