Sep 09, 2021
Homes England has launched what it has called a "first of its kind" Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System, which allows housebuilders to apply to join the agency's list of preferred developers on an ongoing basis, rather than having to wait until the list renews once every four years.
Sep 09, 2021
Clear link between poor governance and compliance with consumer standards, social housing regulator reports
The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has outlined areas of improvement for social housing landlords in its ninth annual consumer regulation review.
Sep 08, 2021
The London Borough of Barnet is to pay more than £4,000 to a man in case where it was too slow to take a homelessness application and provide emergency accommodation.
Sep 08, 2021
Housing Ombudsman launches project on widening access to complaints with call for volunteers for expert group
The Housing Ombudsman has launched a new project aimed at improving the accessibility of the complaints system, particularly for hard to reach groups.
Sep 07, 2021
First Tier Tribunal wrongly struck out landlord penalty appeal after solicitor failed to pay hearing fee, Upper Tribunal rules
A private landlord will have her appeal of a £7,000 penalty for failure to license a house in multiple occupation (HMO) decided by a different judge after it was initially refused by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) because her solicitor failed to pay the hearing fee on time, the Upper Tribunal has ruled.
Sep 06, 2021
Anthony Collins Solicitors has appointed housing specialist Thomas Starkey as a partner as part of its effort to boost its presence in the North West.
Sep 03, 2021
Law firm Devonshires has promoted Donna McCarthy to lead its Housing Management and Property Litigation team.
Sep 02, 2021
A report from the Housing Ombudsman covering April to June 2021 shows a 21% increase in the volume of enquiries and complaints received compared to the previous quarter.
Sep 01, 2021
Housing Law Practitioners Association surveys members ahead of judicial review challenge over Brent allocations scheme
The Housing Law Practitioners Association has asked members for information about the experiences of clients who have approached the London Borough of Brent for housing assistance.
Aug 25, 2021
Ombudsman finds social landlord guilty of maladministration in handling of request for information as part of sale of property
The Housing Ombudsman has recorded a finding of maladministration against a major social landlord for its handling of a shared owner’s request for information to enable her to complete the sale of her property including information on the building’s cladding.