Housing Law

This page contains links to a number of articles and lecture notes on housing law which I have written.
Art. 8 after Powell.is an updated version of the lecture which I gave at HLPA about the effect of Manchester CC v Pinnock and Hounslow LBC v Powell. Pinnock note is a summary of the Supreme Court decision in Manchester CC v PinnockArt 8 - after Doherty is a link to an article entitled Article 8: La Lutta Continua? published at [2009] JHL 43. considering cases on Article 8 and advocating a Protocol to deal with such possession claims.  Art. 8 Ping Pong considers the position in the light of the ECtHR decision in Kay v UK.  (These two articles were both written before the most recent Supreme Court decisions.) ECHR and housing provides links to a series of articles published in the Journal of Housing Law, as Housing and Human Rights - lessons from Strasbourg.

"Possession Claims"  contains up to date lecture notes on possession claims which I have written for the Judicial College. It includes in one paper details about secure tenancies, introductory and demoted tenancies, assured tenancies, assured shorthold tenancies, mortgages and procedure as contained in Civil Procedure Rules Part 55, together with a summary of the law on injunctions against anti-social behaviour. assured shorthold is an article on Housing Act 1988 s21 and possession claims against assured shorthold tenants. mortgage arrears sale considers the law when borrowers seek time in court to sell mortgaged premises.
Hearing Housing Cases is a link to an article published in the Journal of Housing Law about the appropriate forum for the determination of housing cases.

housing law reform is an article published in The Times advocating housing law reform.

The Battle of Arlington House describes Camden Law Centre's defence of the workers at Arlington House in Camden back in the 1980s.

Possession CD-ROM and Who is Jesus Garcia? provide links to two articles published in the Judicial Studies Board Journal about the provision of housing law resources for judges by distance learning.

There is a spearate page for access to Recent Developments in Housing Law articles, published monthly in the journal Legal Action.