Aug 31, 2021
Liberty, Privacy International and 29 other organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by the police and private companies.
Aug 13, 2021
The City of Edinburgh Council is to hold a consultation from next month on a draft proposal to designate the whole city as a "short term let (STL) control area".
Aug 10, 2021
Landlord ordered to pay more than £21,000 after council prosecutes him for unlicensed house in multiple occupation
A private landlord operating an unlicensed and overcrowded property in Kensal Green has been told to pay more than £21,000 in fines and costs by Willesden Magistrates' Court.
Aug 09, 2021
Councils call for much larger fly-tipping fines to act as deterrent, suspended sentences for repeat offenders
Local authorities have urged the Sentencing Council to increase fines for fly-tipping significantly, so they act as a suitable deterrent, and for repeat offenders to be given suspended custodial sentences.
Aug 06, 2021
Council prosecution sees landlord fined more than £14,000 for safety breach and operating without HMO licence
A landlord who has been operating without a HMO licence and failing to maintain safety standards for his tenants has been fined over £14,000 at a prosecution brought by Reading Borough Council.
Aug 05, 2021
High Court orders expedited trial of procurement challenge over fire brigade protective equipment, refuses to lift automatic suspension
A Technology and Construction Court judge has ordered an expedited trial in a dispute over the procurement of respiratory protective equipment ("RPE") for the London Fire Brigade.
Aug 04, 2021
High Court judge says housing authority has no power or discretion to accept request for late review of s.107D(3) notice
A local housing authority has no power or discretion to accept a request for a review of their proposal not to grant another tenancy on the expiry of the fixed-term of the tenant's existing flexible tenancy, if that request is made more than 21 days after the service of a notice pursuant to s.107D(3) Housing Act 1985, a High Court judge has ruled.
Aug 02, 2021
Council did not have reasonable system in place to respond to police requests for accommodation for detained juveniles: Court of Appeal
The London Borough of Waltham Forest was in breach of its duty to have a reasonable system in place to respond to requests by the police for secure accommodation for juveniles at risk of being detained in police cells overnight, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Jul 22, 2021
Leeds District Magistrates Court erred by deeming an application frivolous and refusing to state a case for the opinion of the High Court, a judge has ruled.
Jul 07, 2021
Private landlords have complained that there will be 168 pieces of legislation governing their relations with tenants once the new Building Safety Bill passes through Parliament.