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Self-isolation without a home – an impossible task

Suzanne Bird

Posted by Suzanne Bird | Solicitor
On 26th March 2020

Whilst the Government continues to announce ever stricter measures for the UK’s population to help stop the catastrophic spread of the virus sweeping the globe, the consistent message to all has been to stay in our homes.

This advice is impossible to follow for those who are homeless and sleeping rough, not to mention the estimated 70,400 people who are relying on friends and family to “sofa surf”. With households encouraged to stay indoors it can only be imagined the strain that these relationships are being put under.

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The introduction of the Reasonable Recipient test in Possession Proceedings

Madeeha Chowdhury

Posted by Madeeha Chowdhury | Solicitor
On 16th March 2020

The Court of Appeal has recently held in the case of Pease v Carter & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 175 that the ‘reasonable recipient’ test applies to notices served under Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, that is if a reasonable recipient would appreciate that the notice contained an error, for example a date, and would appreciate what meaning the notice was intended to convey, then that is how the notice is to be interpreted.

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The Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018 – what does this mean for you?

Hannah Britz

Posted by Hannah Britz | Solicitor
On 12th March 2020

From March 2020, there is a promising new development on the horizon for tenants living in poor housing conditions. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is already in force for most new tenancies that began on or after March 2019. However, from 20 March 2020 this Act will apply to all existing statutory or contractual periodic tenancies. For those living in poor housing conditions this Act could bring significant changes.

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