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 Riverside Housing Association v. White. In this case Mr and Mrs White, who were being evicted by their landlords, Riverside, sought to claim that they were […]
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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 Judge’s finding against him at first instance that he discriminated against 81 year old tenant Mrs Williams who had requested he install a stair […]
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 of the order but is allowed to stay in occupation. A suspended possession order is where a possession order is […]
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 defective. This was a situation where the fixed term of the tenancy had expired and the landlord was having […]