General Editor: Jan Luba QC
22nd July 2015 Update
POLICY ISSUES IN HOUSING LAW
Homes for care-leavers
Right to Buy
Defective new-build housing
Private Renting in Wales
Housing in England
Housing in London
Stock transfers of social housing
HOUSING LAWS IN THE PIPELINE
Welfare Reform and Work Bill
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill
Local Government Finance (Tenure Information) Bill
Crown Tenancies Bill
NEW HOUSING CASES
Mohamoud v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
R (on the application of A and SR) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
R(Bokrosova) v Lambeth LBC
Bolotiny v Russia
Morari and Spiridonov v Moldova
Bitto v Slovakia
HOUSING LAW CONSULTATIONS
A consultation paper from the Welsh Government seek views on establishing a National Pathway for Homelessness Services for Children, Young People and Adults who are in care or custody and will otherwise become homeless. The closing date for comments is 24 September 2015. For the consultation arrangements and the consultation paper, click here
NEW HOUSING LAW ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
Recent Developments in Housing Law Jan Luba QC & Nic Madge  July issue Legal Action magazine. Available in print and on-line for Legal Action subscribers. To read the article, click here
After the election: immigration and the PRS James Souter and Anne-Marie Balfour  1528 Estates Gazette p77
Housing benefit for under-21s is a vital safety net Jacqui McCluskey  Guardian Housing Network 16 July. To read the article, click here
THE HOUSING LAW DIARY
South West London Law Centres
Housing Caseworker / Solicitor Vacancy
There is considerable demand for housing work. There are currently 12 solicitors in the housing team and one trainee. We run a wide range of housing cases covered by Legal Aid including a significant amount of representation work as part of the housing court duty schemes. We are considering looking further at a range of fixed fees and conditional fee agreements for areas that have now gone out of scope of Legal Aid. We are also interested in candidates that can combine their housing experience with any of community care, public law or welfare rights.
SSP Law is a specialist Property and Housing firm with a long-standing legal aid housing contract and an expanding property department based in North Finchley.
We have a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to start a training contract in the near future. Experience in Property or Housing work essential as is ability to be self-supporting.
Salary dependent on experience.Applications: In the first place please send your CV by 31st July 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org and come join our friendly and dedicated team in our new offices!
Fixed Term Preventive Housing Solicitor/ Paralegal
Salary: £33,000 - £35.000 p.a. pro rata depending on experience and qualifications
Fixed term post initially to join housing team and work closely with FIT money team to prevent homelessness though working with both landlords and tenants to negotiate effective solutions. This includes providing specialist housing advice through our legal aid contract and to work on legal help and certificated cases.
To be successful in this role you will need:
Request an application pack from email@example.com
Interviews will be held on 10th August in the Royal Courts of Justice.
Housing/Community Care Solicitor
Springfield Advice and Law Centre
Based in Springfield University Hospital, Tooting, Springfield Law Centre provides free legal advice and representation mainly to mental-health-service-user-clients.
An excellent opportunity for a qualified solicitor to play an instrumental role in contributing to the work we do. You will assist in ensuring that the Law Centre complies with LAA and LEXCEL requirements.
For an application form & pack please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5pm, Monday 27th July 2015.
Housing Project Worker (part time) YMCA EAST SURREY
Salary: £23,156.28 per annum (pro rata)
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Call us on 01249 701555 or email details of the vacancy to email@example.com
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