Stock transfer RPs and the use of mandatory grounds 7A Yetunde Dania analyses a recent housing law case which, she says, will be a source of comfort to Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) registered providers of social housing when they are seeking to recover possession based on ground 7A.
Renegotiating LSVT sharing agreements
We are seeing a steady stream of stock transfer housing associations re-negotiate their historic sharing agreements that originally formed part of their transfer agreement. Rob Beiley looks at the opportunities this presents.
Lifting the stay
A County Court judge has been persuaded to use its discretion to lift the general stay on possession cases in order to enable a claim to be finalised. Anya Newman explains why.
Appeal decision on NPPF Para 74 quashed: report
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has consented to judgment over the decision to dismiss a developer’s appeal for a residential development of up to 90 dwellings, it has been reported.
Draft Building Safety Bill published
The Government has published draft legislation that it says will provide the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. Jonathan Turner and Louise Robling look at the key points.
Should I stay or should I go? James Castle considers whether the automatic stay on possessions imposed by CPR PD 51Z applies to appeals to possession orders in the light of the Court of Appeal decision in London Borough of Hackney v Okoro  EWCA Civ 681.
Landlord licensing in Wales
Must a landlord in Wales be licensed to serve a notice under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988? Justin Bates and Kimberley Ziya report on an important Court of Appeal ruling.
Upper Tribunal revisits "What is an HMO?"
It is vital that landlords, tenants and local authorities all understand when a property should properly be classed as a House in Multiple Occupation (“HMO”). Christopher Hoskins outlines a recent Upper Tribunal case which revisited this issue as it affects blocks of self-contained flats.
Wholesale reform for residential leaseholders
Following the Law Commission's report on the valuation aspects of enfranchisement rights in January, the Commission has now published its recommendations as to what enfranchisement rights should be. William Bethune looks at what the law reform body has to say.
BOOST YOUR CAREER: Being a legal locum in local government
An increasing number of legal professionals are becoming locums. Rayhaneh Tehrani and Laura Smith explain the reasons why this is the case, and set out what they think candidates should consider when looking for jobs in local government.