Posts Tagged ‘Social Housing’

Social Landlords Housing Management and Leasehold Services Seminar: Leasehold property: buying, varying and extending Leases

Date: Tuesday 18th March Time: 3.30pm registration for a 4.00pm start Venue: British Library, St Pancras, London Managing Leasehold property can be a particularly complex area for Housing Associations. This free seminar reviews three situations: What Leaseholders should know when they buy Dealing with Leaseholders can be problematic, especially when they claim they are not [...]

Disabled tenants take their challenge against the controversial ‘bedroom-tax’ to the Court Of Appeal

Five disabled individuals who are affected by the Government’s ‘bedroom-tax’ policy began their appeal yesterday at the Court of Appeal to challenge last year’s High Court ruling which stated that the implementation of the Government’s much criticised ‘bedroom-tax’ policy is lawful. The appeal is listed for a 3 day hearing and is set to highlight [...]

Seminar: Social Landlord Housing Management: The Latest Developments in Anti-Social Behaviour and the ‘Bedroom Tax’

Date: Wednesday 2nd October Time: 3.30pm registration for a 4.00pm start Venue: British Library, St Pancras, London Social Landlord Housing Management: The Latest Developments in Anti-Social Behaviour and the ‘Bedroom Tax’ If you are a Social Landlord, keeping on top of the latest developments is essential. There will be a lot of changes especially with [...]

Disappointment after ‘bedroom tax’ legal challenge is dismissed

The High Court has dismissed a challenge brought by a group of disabled people against the changes to social housing benefit cuts for residents who have a spare bedroom known as the controversial ‘bedroom tax’ and have a disability. The ruling following a 3 day hearing in May, is a significant set back for those [...]

Localism Act 2011 – Changes in Social Housing Tenure

(A).   … A Step in the Right Direction? In this legislation, there is recognition by the Government that a social housing tenancy should not be ‘for life’ and that tenants’ circumstances change, both financially and in family make-up. Some would say that such ‘recognition’ is long overdue, as often social housing is allocated in times [...]

Sub letting of social housing to become a criminal offence.

The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, MP announced earlier this year plans to make sub-letting of social housing a criminal offence. As we are all too aware, social housing tenants who sub let can earn thousands of pounds a year renting their homes out to private tenants and if discovered, face no greater a penalty than [...]