HCA: Deregulatory measures for social housing >

From 6 April 2017 the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which regulates the provision of social housing in England, will move away from its current consents regime to a new ‘notification and registration’ regime. This follows changes brought in by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Posted on 29 Mar 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

All change at the Homes and Communities Agency? >

In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.

Posted on 22 Dec 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Housing associations fail to oust cannabis-growing tenants >

The Court of Appeal recently considered, in two different cases, whether occupiers of housing association properties should be subject to an immediate order for possession or a suspended order for possession (SPO), when in both instances the police had found that the properties were used to cultivate a number of cannabis plants.

Posted on 05 Dec 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >