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New rules could see repair costs rise for registered providers

This means a mutual agreement on what is reasonably suitable for ‘human habitation’ The major new ‘fitness for human habitation’ legislation, set to come into force next month, could prove a financial headache for many of the UK’s housing associations, warns our legal housing specialist. Danny Dedman, associate in our...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – February 2019

February 2019 case law update Clarke Willmott’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our February 2019 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will...

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Social Housing Newsletter – Winter 2019

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2019 In this issue we look at the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act which comes into force in just a few weeks time, as well as Brexit clauses in construction contracts, how dynamic purchasing systems inter-relate with s.20 consultation, the impact of a...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – January 2019

January 2019 case law update Clarke Willmott’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our January 2019 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – October 2018

October 2018 case law update Clarke Willmott’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our October 2018 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will...

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Social Housing Newsletter – Autumn 2018

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Clarke Willmott’s Social Housing sector newsletter In her speech at the Conservative Party annual conference Theresa May acknowledged that despite the additional £2 billion announced last year for affordable housing, there are still not enough new homes being built to meet demand. Whilst the...

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Partnership approach to obtaining a Closure order to prevent sexual exploitation

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 We acted for a Housing Association who had worked in partnership with the local authority and police force to obtain a full closure order (under s.80 (5) Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) of a property. The background of the application was...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – September 2018

September 2018 case law update Clarke Willmott LLP’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our September 2018 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – August 2018

Clarke Willmott LLP’s Social Housing Team are delighted to provide you with our August 2018 case law update which includes cases within the last month from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we...

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Social Housing Newsletter – Summer 2018

Review of fire safety guidelines announced Following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, the government has now clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, and has launched a consultation seeking views on the revisions. James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Communities, has also said he will launch a full-scale review...

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