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Housing Benefits Case Featured in Latest Issue of Legal Action

Posted on July 23, 2018

A case where the housing law department at Osbornes Law where successful in overturning a housing benefits decision has been featured in the latest issue of Legal Action Update. The case of R (Halvai) v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC involved a discretion housing payment. Our client suffered from severe autism, meaning that she needed to live in a very quiet…

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Successful Priority Housing Law Case Featured in Latest Issue of Legal Action

Posted on July 23, 2018

The housing law department at Osbornes Law were successful in helping an Iranian refugee after he was made homeless in 2017.The case has now been featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Legal Action Update. Our client sought refuge in the UK in 2015 after being imprisoned and tortured in Iran and was granted indefinite leave to remain in 2016.…

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Ombudsman Upholds Complaint by Homeless Family Kept in Hotels for 3 Years

Posted on May 14, 2018

Bristol City Council has been found by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to have failed a vulnerable homeless family, which included disabled young children, in its handling of their homeless application. Successive errors by the housing and social services departments meant that the family were forced to move between hotels, without any stable accommodation, for 3 years.  The…

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The Leaseholder’s Priority – Understanding Your Lease

Posted on January 30, 2018

The security of shelter is a basic human requirement and is even more important if we have a family or other dependants. As a reflection of this importance, the biggest financial outlay for most of us is the payment of a mortgage or rent. According to the Government's White Paper Fixing our broken housing market, 'more than 2.2 million working…

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