Recent Social Housing

  • Matthew Wilson headshot

    Rising damp


    Housing condition claims have made headlines recently. Matthew Wilson reflects on the rise in claims and asks if they are likely to continue

  • Oliver Pannell

    After the fire


    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


    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

    Round the houses


    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

    Spotlight: Edwards v Kumarasamy


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

  • Jennifer Robinson

    Value added


    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

    Nuisance act


    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


    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.