Client focus: YMCA London South West >

The Autumn edition of the Charity & Social Enterprise Update looks at the work of YMCA London South West. Neil Lambert, BWB's housing specialist, describes what the changes to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 have meant for YMCA London South West.

Posted on 10 Oct 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

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 >