Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Rules After Possession Suspension Published (Partially)

Update 21/07/2020: the Practice Direction 55C referred to in this article has now been published and an article is available here. This is a quick note about new court rules which will apply after the suspension on possession proceedings is lifted because the meat of...
Benefits Ban on Tenants Is Discrimination, Rules Judge

Benefits Ban on Tenants Is Discrimination, Rules Judge

Having a blanket policy refusing to rent a home to a tenant claiming benefits is against the law, a judge has ruled. Sitting at York County Court, District Judge Victoria Mark decided that a letting agent who rejected an application to rent a home from single mum of...
Landlords Win HMO Conviction Appeals Against Council

Landlords Win HMO Conviction Appeals Against Council

A city council housing team has seen two prosecutions against HMO landlords quashed on appeal in four months. The latest hearing saw Jaswinder Khatkar’s conviction for ignoring improvement orders from Derby City Council overturned. In February, he was found guilty of...