Speaking to a solicitor friend of mine recently who does housing association repossession work, she said bitterly that it seemed to be impossible nowadays to evict tenants who have any sort of … [Read more...]
This section contains posts about or commenting on significant legal cases in landlord & tenant law.
Who’d be a smoker today? First, it was just a few places, then transport with the trains and buses bringing in a ban, now its banned practically everywhere! Happily, I gave up quite some time ago so … [Read more...]
Housing associations, in particular Riverside Housing Association, will have been popping champagne corks recently, to celebrate the result of the recent House of Lords decision in the case of … [Read more...]
There is an interesting report in the Times on a case, Williams v Richmond Court (Swansea) Ltd (heard on 14 December 2006), on disability discrimination. The landlord was appealing against the … [Read more...]
For a long time housing law has been bedeviled by a concept known as 'the tolerated trespasser' which occurs when a tenant who has had a suspended possession order made against him, breaches the terms … [Read more...]
We have recently had a fairly sensible case on section 21 notices, where the Court of Appeal has squashed an attempt by a tenant to wriggle out of getting evicted by claiming that the notice was … [Read more...]