Lime Legal's
Housing Law Week

General Editor: Jan Luba QC

11th November 2015 Update

Lime Legal is proud to announce:

The Housing Management Conference 2015

, Wednesday 9 December 2015

This year’s programme includes:

  • Housing Management Headaches (a miscellany of housing problems with guidance on how to avoid/overcome them)
  • ASB Update: including all the latest case law
  • Getting Possession: the new regime in action
  • Dealing with Vulnerable Tenants: A Guide for Social Housing Providers
  • A Future for Social Housing Management? (a special presentation by Jan Luba QC)
  • Q&A sessions : your chance to ask questions of the experts

Speakers - an outstanding line-up of some of the country’s top experts:

Jan Luba QC, (Garden Court chambers) Chairman and lead speaker, Peter Marcus, barrister, Zenith Chambers, Jonathan Hulley, Clark Willmott LLP Solicitors, Ben Taylor, WTB Solicitors LLP

 For further details and full speaker profiles click here
Book here


Help with Housing Costs

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee are conducting an inquiry into discretionary local housing, welfare and council tax assistance schemes, including issues of: sufficiency; accessibility; allocation criteria and appeals. They are also looking at how local policies are drawn-up and monitored. A major feature of the work is the Discretionary Housing Payments system. For access to the mass of written evidence that the Committee have so far received, click here On 2 November 2015, a Junior DWP Minister told the house of Commons that “We are making available £800 million for discretionary housing payments over this Parliament, which is an increase of 40%. …In addition, to recognise the additional costs within London, £60 per household is provided per week to the local authority.” For the debate, click here


Social Housing Rents

On 5 November 2015, the Institute for Fiscal Studies published a new report – Social rents policy: choices and trade-offs. The paper reviews social housing rent levels in the context of the rent reduction provisions in the Welfare Reform & Work Bill. For a copy of the report, click here


Homelessness Prevention

On 30 October 2015, in a Written Answer to a Parliamentary Question about the future of the Homelessness Prevention Grant paid to local councils, a junior DCLG Minister said that the Department had received only five written representations directly from local authorities on the future of the grant since April 2015. To read the answer, click here


Social Landlords in England

On 2 November 2015, the social housing regulator for England wrote to all social landlords to stress that the ONS reclassification (see last week’s issue of HLW) does not affect the legal status, ownership or management structures of registered providers and that they remain independent bodies run by their boards. Similarly, classification as public corporations does not change any of the regulatory requirements that apply to registered providers. Boards remain responsible for ensuring that registered providers are compliant with the regulatory framework (all current standards still apply), and for all of their liabilities. For the full series of letters, click here For the Ministerial statement made on 2 November 2015, to the same effect, click here  In the Housing Minister’s  speech to housing associations on 5 November 2015 he said: “This government is committed to a package of deregulatory measures intended to restore your classification outside of the public sector – so that your formal status matches the facts on the ground.” For the full text, click here For the NHF briefing on the effects of the reclassification, click here


Private Renting in England

On 6 November 2015, the UK Government published a technical discussion paper setting out options for extending the scope of mandatory licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in England. It also sets out its proposals to streamline the HMO licensing process. For a copy, click here For details on the consultation, see Housing Law Consultations (below). Launching the paper, the Housing Minister said: “The government is determined to crack down on rogue landlords and these measures, alongside those in the Housing Bill, will further strengthen councils’ powers to tackle poor-quality privately rented homes in their area.” For the full announcement, click here


Social Landlords & the Gypsy/Traveller Community

On 4 November 2015, the Scottish Housing Regulator published a major report on social landlord services for the Gypsy/Traveller community. The key finding is that social landlords need to give an equal standard of service to members of that community and housing tenants.  For the report, click here


Gas Safety

Carbon monoxide: Keeping you and your family safe is a new free guide published by Corgi Homeplan. For a copy, click here


Service Charges

On 2 November 2015, the House of Commons Library published a new briefing on Leaseholders in social housing: paying for major works (England). For a copy, click here


Rough Sleeping

Liverpool City Council is consulting on a proposal to make a Public Spaces Protection Order covering all public places within Liverpool City Centre. The order would ban begging and the placing or erecting in public places of unauthorised structures such as tents and temporary shelters.

Prefabricated Housing

On 4 November 2015, there was a Westminster Hall debate considering modern prefabricated housing. To read the debate, click here


Housing market

On 3 November 2015, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee launched a new inquiry into the economics of the UK housing market. The Committee will investigate the supply and affordability of housing across the housing market and reviews the effectiveness of the Government's policies to provide low cost housing to rent and to buy. For more details, click here  


Help and Care at Home

A new NHS England guide – Better use of care at home – provides case studies, ideas and practical tips for health professionals and care providers on how to improve the relationships, processes and use of homecare and housing support to help people home from hospital. For a copy, click here


Private Renting in Wales

On 3 November 2015, the Welsh Assembly approved the new Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents licensed under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, For the debate, click here The Code comes into force on 23 November 2015. For a copy, click here


Housing Appeals in Wales

On 4 November 2015, Residential Property Tribunal Procedures and Fees (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 were laid before the Assembly. They make provision for the new appeals which may be made to a residential property tribunal under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015. These are appeals – under the 2014 Act – against a decision to place certain conditions on a landlord’s or agent’s licence, appeals against the revocation of registration as a landlord, appeals against the amendment of a licence, appeals against the revocation of a licence and appeals against a decision not to grant a licence. Under the 2015 Act, the appeals are those made by letting agents against financial penalties imposed on them by a local weights and measures authority. For the regulations, click here


Finding a Housing Lawyer/Adviser

The GOV.UK web service provides a dedicated portal to help members of the public find a Housing solicitor or adviser. Results are sorted by geographic location and then by proximity. Click “Housing” under the “Category of Law”. To access the portal, click here Members of the public wanting to go direct to a barrister can use the Advanced Search facility to get the “Housing” category for barristers by clicking here For an updated alphabetical list of solicitors’ firms and advice agencies undertaking legal aid and Housing work, click here For a list of Housing Law Practitioner Association members undertaking legal aid housing work, click here



Housing and Planning Bill

This is a UK Government Bill about social and private rented housing, estate agents, rentcharges, planning and compulsory purchase. For a copy of the Bill, which only applies to housing in England, click here  For the Explanatory Notes, click here  To follow the progress of the Bill, click here  The Bill passed its Second Reading on 2 November 2015. To read the debate, click here  For the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper for Second Reading, click here The official Impact Assessment of the Bill is also now available. For a copy, click here For the CIH briefing on the Bill (members only), click here For a media commentary on the Impact Assessment, click here For the Local Government Association’s briefing on the Bill, click here  For a summary from Citizens Advice, click here The Bill will now be scrutinised in a Public Bill Committee. That Committee has issued an invitation for evidence on the Bill and will receive written evidence until 10 December 2015. For details of how to submit evidence, click here For the LAG Housing Law commentary on the Bill, click here For a commentary by Dr Stephen Battersby, click here


Welfare Reform and Work Bill

This UK Government Bill makes provision about: (1) the benefit cap; (2) social security and tax credits; (3) loans for mortgage interest; and (4) social housing rents. It has completed all its House of Commons stages and now begins its passage through the House of Lords. For a commentary of the final Commons Stage, click here Second reading is scheduled for Tuesday 17 November 2015 in the Lords.  For the Bill, as amended in the Commons, click here    For the Explanatory Notes for that version of the Bill, click here  To follow the progress of the Bill, click here. For the documents relating to the Bill (including several impact assessments), click here  


Immigration Bill

This UK Government Bill would create four new offences to target those landlords and agents who repeatedly fail to comply with the ‘right-to-rent scheme’ by letting to tenants subject to immigration restrictions or fail to evict tenants who they know or have reasonable cause to believe are disqualified from renting as a result of their immigration status. For a copy of the Bill, click here  For the Explanatory Notes on Clauses, click here   For the official Impact Assessment, click here  To follow the progress of the Bill, click here The Bill is now completing its Commons Public Bill Committee Stage. For the schedule of evidence received, meeting dates and debates for that Committee, click here


Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill 2015

This is a Government Bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 7 October 2015. For a copy of the Bill, the Explanatory Notes and related official documents, click here For the final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment on the Bill, click here For the Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment on the Bill, click here For the final Equality Impact Assessment for the Bill, click here the Committee considering the Bill has issued a call for written evidence to be submitted by 19 November 2015. For the details, click here  For the Briefing on the Bill produced by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, click here


Renting Homes (Wales) Bill
This is a Welsh Government Bill introduced in the Welsh Assembly. For a copy of the Bill, click here For the Explanatory Memorandum, click here To monitor the progress of the Bill, click here The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee has completed its examination of the Bill and has made 37 recommendations. The Bill has now completed its Committee Stage in the Assembly (Stage 2). Stage 3 commenced on 9 October 2015. Stage 3 consideration too place in Plenary on 10 November 2015 to consider amendments to the Bill (as amended at Stage 2).

Housing (Amendment) Bill
This is a Bill introduced in the Assembly on 30 June 2015 by the Northern Ireland Executive. It would make provision for the better sharing of information relating to empty homes or to anti-social behaviour and provide for the registration of certain loans as statutory charges. For a copy of the Bill, click here For the explanatory memorandum (listed under ‘All associated documents and links’), click here  For a commentary on the Bill, click here The Bill has been referred to the Committee for Social Development which has responsibility for the Committee Stage of the Bill. For further details of that stage, click here . To read the evidence submitted to the Committee, click here To follow progress of the Bill, click here


Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill

This is a Bill introduced in the Assembly on 7 September 2015 by the Northern Ireland Executive.  It would make provision for and in connection with the licensing of houses in multiple occupation in Northern Ireland. For a copy of the Bill, click here For the explanatory memorandum, click here  To follow the progress of the Bill, click here


Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

This is a Private Members Bill introduced by Karen Buck MP. It would amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that residential rented accommodation is provided and maintained in a state of fitness for human habitation. For a copy of the Bill, click here   It had its Second Reading on 16 October 2015 but was talked-out. It is again listed for a Second Reading on 29 January 2016. For details on the (unlikely) future progress of the Bill, click here For a lawyer’s commentary on its content, click here For the Shelter Blog on the Bill and its importance, click here For a commentary from Dr Stephen Battersby, click here For the House of Commons Library Briefing on the Bill, click here  For the MP’s own perspective on her Bill being talked-out, click here

Local Government Finance (Tenure Information) Bill

This is a Private Members Bill introduced by Dame Angela Watkinson MP. It would amend the Local Government Finance Act 1992 to make provision for collecting information about tenure and the details of private landlords. For a copy of the Bill, click here

It had a First Reading on 24 June 2015 and its Second Reading has been re-scheduled for 22 January 2016. For details on the progress of the Bill, click here For the Briefing Paper prepared by the House of Commons Library, click here


Crown Tenancies Bill

This is a Private Members Bill introduced by Mark Pawsey MP. It would provide that Crown tenancies (mainly of properties owned by Government Departments) may be assured tenancies for the purposes of the Housing Act 1988, subject to certain exceptions, and would modify the assured tenancies regime in relation to certain Crown tenancies (including by provision of a new ground for possession).  It had a First Reading on 24 June 2015 and its Second Reading had been scheduled for 11 September 2015 but was objected-to and has now been put back to 6 November 2015. For a copy of the Bill, click here For the Explanatory Notes, click here  For details on the progress of the Bill, click here For the House of Commons Library Briefing note that has been prepared for the Second Reading, click here



Purewal v Countrywide Residential Lettings Ltd & Others

5 November 2015

The claimant owned a house which he had bought on a buy-to-let basis. When he defaulted on the mortgage, the lenders appointed receivers to deal with the property. The receivers informed the claimant that they had taken out their own buildings insurance and that he should therefore cancel his own policy, which he did. The house later suffered damage but the receivers failed to make a timely claim on the insurance. The claimant was declared bankrupt.  Later, he carried out repairs to the property at his own expense after which the property was let to a new tenant. He brought a claim against the receivers to recover his costs. He could not claim for lost rent because the benefit of that claim belonged to his trustee-in-bankruptcy. He sought £16,000, the cost of the works. The Court of Appeal held that the judge was right to dismiss the claim on the basis that any duties owed by the receivers in relation to the insurance claim were also owed exclusively to the trustee-in-bankruptcy. For the judgment, click here


Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Ltd v Clemo

3 November 2015

Under his lease, Mr Clemo was due to pay insurance rent and an administration charge. The landlord claimed the unpaid money in the county court. That court transferred the claim to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT). It confirmed liability and the amount due. The landlord applied to the county court to enter judgment for the amounts due. That was compromised by a consent order for the amount claimed, interest and the “costs of the action”. Those costs were agreed at £811. The landlord then levied an administration charge for its costs at the LVT. The Upper Tribunal held that the consent order had concluded all the costs of “the action” which was a single set of proceedings started in the court, transferred to the LVT and referred back to the court. No further costs could be recovered by way of the admin charge. For the judgment, click here


Knowsley Council v Edward Durkin and Joan Bennett

30 October 2015

Joan Bennett claimed housing and council tax benefit over a period of eight years. The basis of her claim was that she rented a property from Edward Durkin, who was her landlord. In fact, the couple had been living together at the address as husband and wife. Following a council investigation, they pleaded guilty to offences associated with false housing benefit and council tax benefit claims. Mr Durkin also pleaded guilty to money laundering offences because the false benefit was paid into a bank account in his name. A financial investigation carried out after conviction also found that, between them, the couple had sufficient assets to be able to repay the money that had been falsely claimed. Liverpool Crown Court made a confiscation order of £20,660.32 against Durkin and £4,850.32 against Bennett. They were given three months to repay or face imprisonment in default. For details of the prosecution, click here

Thanet DC v Grant

29 October 2015

The council declared an additional licensing scheme for landlords in its district. The defendant was a private landlord in the district. The council brought a prosecution when he failed to obtain a licence. He was acquitted on the basis that he has ‘reasonable excuse’ because the council had failed to bring the scheme to his attention. The Divisional Court allowed an appeal. The magistrates had wrongly characterised the council’s duty as more extensive than it was. The duty to bring the scheme to the attention of landlords was a targeted duty, rather than a duty to every landlord in the relevant area. The magistrates had been wrong to find that any failure to comply with the duty could give rise to a reasonable excuse. The decision to acquit was set aside and the matter was remitted for reconsideration. The judgment is noted on Westlaw and Lawtel. For a commentary on it, click here


Whitcher v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor

28 October 2015

The claimant was a Romany Gypsy. He applied for planning permission for the change of use of land he owned in the New Forest National Park to a single pitch Gypsy site for one mobile home and one touring caravan. Permission was refused. An inspector dismissed an appeal. The High Court dismissed a further appeal. The inspector’s decision properly “reflected the impact on the claimant's nomadic lifestyle and cultural norms as a Gypsy in both the assessment of the impact on his Article 8 rights and also the consideration of proportionality ... The Inspector's reasoning also discharged the requirements of the public sector equality duty.” For the judgment, click here


Bacon v Mountview Estates Plc

28 October 2015

Mr Bacon paid £150pw rent. His landlord proposed a new rent of £350pw. The First-tier Tribunal fixed the market rent at £210pw. The Upper Tribunal allowed an appeal. Mr Bacon had been a Rent Act tenant in his former home. He had then moved to his current home, which was let to him by the same landlord. It therefore remained a Rent Act tenancy: Housing Act 1988 section 34. The Tribunal had no jurisdiction to fix a market rent. For the judgment, click here


Southend on Sea Council v Syed Junid Ul Hassan Shah

21 October 2015

The defendant was a private landlord. After a site visit at the end of July 2014, Prohibition Orders under the Housing Act 2004 were served on him due to a number of deficiencies at his property, including inadequate fire detection facilities and the use of an outbuilding as a ‘bed in a shed’.  At Basildon Magistrates’ Court, he was found guilty of failing to comply with three Prohibition Orders and for a failure to license the property as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). He was fined £750 for each prohibition order offence and £1,000 for the HMO offence, with a £100 victim surcharge and costs of £2,469.64. For details of the prosecution, click here For media comment and photographs, click here


Marija Stegić v Croatia

8 October 2015

This is one of a group of applications made to the European Court of Human Rights by tenants who have purported to exercise their ‘right to buy’. The Court has asked the parties: (1) did the applicant’s claim to purchase the flat in respect of which she held the specially protected tenancy have a sufficient basis in national law to qualify as a “possession” and thus attract the protection of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention?; and (2) if so, did the domestic courts’ refusal to grant the applicant’s claim to purchase the flat amount to an interference with her right to peaceful enjoyment of her possessions? For the statement of facts, click here


North Yorkshire County Council v MAG

13 July 2015

The council was responsible for providing care and accommodation to the respondent, a severely disabled man. In 2006 it had arranged for a social landlord to provide a ground floor flat in which he lived and received care. The flat was not suitable for wheelchair use. The respondent could only move around it by pulling himself along the floor and furniture and crawling. This caused physical problems to his hands, knees and thighs. He could not go outside because the flat had no garden. He could not have a sleep-in carer because there was only one bedroom. The council agreed that he had been deprived of his liberty for nine years by these arrangements but applied to the court to approve their continuance and to determine issues about his capacity to enter into a tenancy agreement. The Court of Protection refused to sanction the deprivation of liberty. It said that the accommodation had not met the respondent’s needs in or since 2006. The council had “been extremely slow to accept its responsibilities in relation to rehousing him” and “must take the steps necessary to ensure that there is no breach” of his rights. For the judgment, click here



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Renting Social Housing
On 9 October 2015, the UK Government launched a consultation on two features of its proposals for higher income tenants in social housing to pay market rents (the ‘pay to stay’ policy). Firstly, it proposes a system of ‘tapers’ that would tie rent levels more closely to income. Secondly, it asks for views on the potential administration costs. For the consultation paper, click here Responses are due by 20 November 2015.

Houses in Multiple Occupation
On 6 November 2015, the UK Government published a technical discussion paper setting out options for extending the scope of mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in England. It also sets out our proposals to streamline the HMO licensing process. The closing date for comments is 18 December 2015. For a copy of the consultation paper, click here For the on-line response form, click here



Recent Developments in Housing Law Jan Luba QC & Nic Madge [2015] November issue of Legal Action magazine. Available in print and on-line for Legal Action subscribers. To read the article on-line, click here  For back-issues of this series of articles, click here

Discretionary payment scheme is no answer to bedroom tax discrimination Richard Machin [2015] November Legal Action p10. Available in print and on-line for Legal Action subscribers. To read the article on-line, click here

Gypsy and Traveller: update Chris Johnson, Dr Angus Murdoch and Marc Willers QC [2015] November Legal Action. Available in print and on-line for Legal Action subscribers. To read the article on-line, click here

A balancing act between landowner and squatter Kate Andrews [2015] Solicitors Journal 3 November. To read the article, click here

Undercover survey of letting agent fees in Brighton and Hove Emily Yates [2015] Brighton & Hove Independent 30 October. To read the article, click here

How much is immigration to blame for the housing crisis in England? Gerald Koessl [2015]  National Housing Federation Blog 27 October. To read the article, click here

Housing Law Update – Part 1 Adrian Stalker [2015] September SCOLAG 188. To read the article, click here To read Housing Law Update (Part 2) Adrian Stalker [2015] September SCOLAG 214, subscribe here

Life coaching for tenants: helping young people avoid eviction Keith Cooper [2015] Guardian Housing Network 3 November. To read the article, click here



13 November 2015          
Lime Legal's ASB & Social Housing Conference 2015 in London. For details click here

13 November 2015          
Deadline for social landlord’s to express an interest in DWP’s ‘Trusted Partner Pilot’ to help Universal Credit tenants manage their rent

17 November 2015          
House of Lords Second Reading of the Welfare Reform & Work Bill (see Housing laws in the pipeline above)

19 November 2015          
Deadline for submission of evidence on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill 2015 (see Housing laws in the pipeline above)

20 November 2015          
Close of consultation on ‘Pay to Stay’ policy details (see Housing Law Consultations, above)

23 November 2015          
‘Rent Smart Wales’ scheme comes into effect for private landlords and letting agents in Wales.

9 December 2015

Lime Legal’s Housing Management Conference 2015 in London – For details click here

10 December 2015
Deadline for submission of evidence on the Housing & Planning Bill (see Housing laws in the pipeline above)

18 December 2015          
Close of consultation on HMOs in England (see Housing Law Consultations above)



Housing Law Paralegal Vacancy

Sternberg Reed is a well established Lexcel Accredited law firm with offices in Essex and London.

A vacancy has arisen for a Paralegal to join our Housing Law Department to support and assist the fee earners in the preparation and conduct of cases. The role will include undertaking administrative tasks.

This position will be based in our Barking office but the successful candidate may be expected to work from any of our other offices as and when required

The job would offer excellent experience of working in a busy legal practice to a Paralegal or Law Graduate who has passed the LPC and has a keen interest in making a career in this area of law.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Previous experience of working in Housing Law
  • Solid IT, drafting and research skills
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills - over the telephone and in person
  • Good time management
  • Ability to handle an extensive and varied workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Please apply to: with your CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills match the requirements for this role.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer



Legal Aid Billing Opportunities with TV Edwards LLP

TV Edwards has one of the largest legal aid billing departments nationally. Respected as a centre of excellence in billing, we invest heavily in our billing processes providing extensive training and mentoring. We are Lexcel accredited with a passion to deliver unrivaled quality of service to our business.

Providing consultancy across the legal aid community our team members are encouraged to develop skills in training and consultancy.

We are expanding our billing team, looking for ambitious, bright and enthusiastic applicants. Previous experience in legal aid billing is not essential. Knowledge of legal aid work within private practice accounts/case work or administration is an advantage. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Hours 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

23 days holiday.

Salary depending on experience.

Please complete the application form and equality monitoring questionnaire available at

and forward to

Closing date: 13th November 2015

We are an equal opportunities employer


Housing Solicitors/Caseworkers

Edwards Duthie is a large, well respected firm with a number of offices in East London and Essex.  Named in the Legal 500, we have a diverse range of both privately and publicly funded work including Commercial Property, Personal Injury, Private Client, Family, Mental Health, Employment, Crime and Social Welfare.   This year our Legal Aid Departments are proud to have been shortlisted for a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award (LALY) in the Legal Aid Firm/Not for Profit Agency of the year category.

Our Community Law Team has expertise in all areas of social welfare law, including housing & debt, welfare benefits, community care and mental health.  The team has a particularly strong reputation for housing law The team holds Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme contracts with the Legal Aid Agency at Bow, Edmonton and Romford County Courts.

We now wish to recruit experienced housing caseworkers or solicitors to join our Community Law Team.  Successful applicants will have a sound knowledge of housing law and litigation and ideally will have experience of acting as a duty advisor under the LAA’s Housing Possession Court Duty Schemes.

We have dedicated Human Resources, IT and Facilities Teams to develop and support all of our legal teams. 

Salary according to experience. 

Applications by CV and covering letter to Coral Joyce, Human Resources Manager, at Bank House, 269-275 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4TG or by email to

No Agencies please.


Vacancy for Housing Options Officer with Three Rivers District Council

Housing Needs, Community Services Department

Part Time 16 to 21 Hours per week
Salary: £25,440 to £29,558 plus £824 Fringe Weighting allowance p.a. (pro-rata)

Three Rivers District Council is looking to recruit an enthusiastic professional to join the Housing Needs team providing housing advice to customers, preventing homelessness and as required making decisions under the homelessness legislation for customers approaching our Housing Needs service.

The successful candidate would be expected to manage their own case load, attend multi-agency meetings and take part in duty support. This will involve taking face to face and telephone enquires, managing customers’ expectations and assisting the housing allocation team when required. There is also a need to have a working knowledge of part VI and VII of the Housing Act 1996, as amended.

For further details and to download an application pack click here
(please note CV’s will not be accepted.)

For an informal discussion please contact Hannah Morris on 01923 776611

Applicants selected for an interview will normally be notified within one month of the closing date, and invited for an interview. Unfortunately, due to the administrative costs involved, it will not be possible to notify those not selected for interview.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th November 2015 at midnight.



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